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how high and ur distance from screen?
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how high and ur distance from screen?

About 6-7' high and about 16' from 106" screen.

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hey guys i need help finding a wall mount for epson 8350. thanks

Throw 20ft
screen 106"
ceiling 9ft

this is what I am using till I put it on the ceiling...
http://www.amazon.com/OmniMount-ECSB...3088633&sr=1-4

fits perfectly on the glass...
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These are the numbers I came up with for my Epson 8350 and Monoprice 120" multi-format white screen using Calman and a Chroma5.

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Hi,
Just got the projector and I love the picture! Big improvement. I have to use quite a bit of horizontal lens shift, and after trying a couple of different shelves to place it on, suddenly the x axis doesn't lock when adjusting the y axis, and vice versa. I held the projector temporarily on it's side when moving it. Did I jar something, and is there anything I can do? Makes it a bit of a challenge to line up correctly.
Thanks.
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Hi,
Just got the projector and I love the picture! Big improvement. I have to use quite a bit of horizontal lens shift, and after trying a couple of different shelves to place it on, suddenly the x axis doesn't lock when adjusting the y axis, and vice versa. I held the projector temporarily on it's side when moving it. Did I jar something, and is there anything I can do? Makes it a bit of a challenge to line up correctly.
Thanks.

Lens shift when moved to the extreme does this. So when you move the lens towards its horizontal extreme, it will pull the image vertically.
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Hi,
Just got the projector and I love the picture! Big improvement. I have to use quite a bit of horizontal lens shift, and after trying a couple of different shelves to place it on, suddenly the x axis doesn't lock when adjusting the y axis, and vice versa. I held the projector temporarily on it's side when moving it. Did I jar something, and is there anything I can do? Makes it a bit of a challenge to line up correctly.
Thanks.

The horizontal and vertical lens shift are tied together.
When you adjust one, the other will move a little.
You basically have to fine tune it with both dials until you get it to the location you desire.
Then at most, after several hours of viewing, you may need to adjust the vertical dial as that one has the tendency to move a little.

*All Epson projectors are like this.

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The horizontal and vertical lens shift are tied together.
When you adjust one, the other will move a little.
You basically have to fine tune it with both dials until you get it to the location you desire.
Then at most, after several hours of viewing, you may need to adjust the vertical dial as that one has the tendency to move a little.

*All Epson projectors are like this.

I was wondering why I had to keep adjusting. Does it move if you are not watching? why is it moving ? Just a poor design ?

Another Question: How do you not use it? isn't everyone using it or is there a setting where you are not using it and it's locked?
I am going to mount my projector and the new ceiling height won't be as convenient for constant adjustments...

thanks in advance.
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I was wondering why I had to keep adjusting. Does it move if you are not watching? why is it moving ? Just a poor design ?

Another Question: How do you not use it? isn't everyone using it or is there a setting where you are not using it and it's locked?
I am going to mount my projector and the new ceiling height won't be as convenient for constant adjustments...

thanks in advance.

Yes, everyone uses it but depending on how stiff the dials are, some move more than others.
Also, if the projector is mounted in a basement or under a main floor, movement from upstairs will sometimes cause it to move.
A Loud subwoofer may also cause movement.

Some have used the foam shipping ring that comes with the projector to help stabilize it after adjustment.
Another thing you can do is use painters tape and tape down the dials after adjustment.
I suggest painters tape so it comes off easily without leaving little or no residue & it can be re-used.

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Another thing you can do is use painters tape and tape down the dials after adjustment. I suggest painters tape so it comes off easily without leaving little or no residue & it can be re-used.

Awesome, I just got my 8350 on Monday and I was wondering how to deal with the dials - as they seem too easy to adjust.
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Well, since it's my first I don't have much to compare it to...
But I opened the box and had it set up in less than 10 minutes, including rooting around for an HDMI cable I had misplaced.
Right out of the box, it looks amazing.
And I invited my wife in to look at her new 125" screen...
I have not seen her mouth agape that wide for some time. Priceless.
So far, I am amazed.
Just thought I would share.
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Has anyone flush mounted thier Chief RPA 168 mount right to the ceiling? It seems like eveyone uses a small extension pipe with a ceiling plate.
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this is what I am using till I put it on the ceiling...
http://www.amazon.com/OmniMount-ECSB...3088633&sr=1-4

fits perfectly on the glass...

+1. This a very good mount. I have my 8350 mounted on this at the back of my room
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Quick question. How far/close can I put the 8350 and still maintain a 100" screen? Because I can adjust the zoom and such correct? But how much?

Just need to know how far back minimum and maximum it can be.
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Quick question. How far/close can I put the 8350 and still maintain a 100" screen? Because I can adjust the zoom and such correct? But how much?

Just need to know how far back minimum and maximum it can be.

Quick answer: read the manual that came with it. It has a chart for all throw distances for each aspect ratio. This projector is extremely flexible.

You can also go to Epson's website and download the manual or use their web configuration tool:

http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/j...sku=V11H373120
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Quick question. How far/close can I put the 8350 and still maintain a 100" screen? Because I can adjust the zoom and such correct? But how much?

Just need to know how far back minimum and maximum it can be.

You should be able to get 100" as close as 10 feet or far away as 20.

http://www.eliteprojectorcalculator.com/

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Has anyone flush mounted thier Chief RPA 168 mount right to the ceiling? It seems like eveyone uses a small extension pipe with a ceiling plate.

You can do so using the correct fasteners, but it's not advisable as there would be virtually no room to reach in to make adjustments, or release the Thumbscrews that are on the Dedicated Plate. Also, being so very close to the Ceiling will mean that the PJ will reside well within the blanket of much warmer air that rises and hugs the Ceiling. While summer time might be a problem but mitigated by ceiling fans and the like, in Winter when Heat is desirable, overheating might occur.

Far better to use even a minimum Drop of 4" than a "Hugger" approach.


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You should be able to get 100" as close as 10 feet or far away as 20.

http://www.eliteprojectorcalculator.com/

That's true, but there is a drastic drop in brightness at the high end of that scale. Such a positioning would require a screen to have a bare minimum of 1.2 gain.

I suggest you consider a throw of between 10.5' and 12'

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Thanks. I'll probably have it at 12-13ft max then.
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Just missed the amazon $899 sale for the epson 8350 yearly today. damn it
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Just missed the amazon $899 sale for the epson 8350 yearly today. damn it

You've gotta be crappin me! I have had this in my cart for 3 months.
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You snooze.....you lose.

Not rubbing it in, but anyone who knows anything about what price the 8350 has been going for even up to last month's end would have / should have jumped on that deal like a Big Dog on a very meaty bone.

Now all you can do is weep and gnash your teeth.

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You snooze.....you lose.

Not rubbing it in, but anyone who knows anything about what price the 8350 has been going for even up to last month's end would have / should have jumped on that deal like a Big Dog on a very meaty bone.

Now all you can do is weep and gnash your teeth.

Which deal? The one everyone failed to mention?
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You snooze.....you lose.

Not rubbing it in, but anyone who knows anything about what price the 8350 has been going for even up to last month's end would have / should have jumped on that deal like a Big Dog on a very meaty bone.

Now all you can do is weep and gnash your teeth.

to bad i was working at the time the deal started
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It was a lightning deal at amazon for an hour or two on Friday.

We have seen that price a few places already, I wouldn't be surprised if we see it again.

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Thanks for clearing that up about being a "lightning deal" 'cause I went and looked at my cart and it remained $1,099 w/FREE SuperSaver shipping. YES, I have my 8350 (bought it directly from the Electronics Expo site in late October) although I'm keeping an eye on pricing as a buddy of mine now wants one!
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New owner of a 8350 here and was wanting someone to help me out. Those of you who are using the Chief mount could you post a pic or two of it and also let me know the total distance the projector hangs down from the ceiling? I have seen the manufactures pictures but was looking for owner input on what the specific 8350 mount looks like.

I'm guessing that it is roughly 8-9 inches from the ceiling but I have no way to verify and looking to save as much headroom as I can as the PJ will be hanging directly over the second row of seats on my planned riser.

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Your estimate would be close although I'll offer up for you to please reread the past 2 pages -- I'd posted a pic, links and others commented about how tight (close to the ceiling) the PJ would be (and how it would be a bad place with potential heating effects) if you mounted the Chief directly to the ceiling w/o a pole. The deminsions are in the owners manual - then again, you own it so you can see how high the actual PJ is.
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It was a lightning deal at amazon for an hour or two on Friday.

We have seen that price a few places already, I wouldn't be surprised if we see it again.

Yeah, it's been sold at $899 or even $800 (Black Friday) on at least 4 different occasions over the past 3 months. The price will return again.
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Your estimate would be close although I'll offer up for you to please reread the past 2 pages -- I'd posted a pic, links and others commented about how tight (close to the ceiling) the PJ would be (and how it would be a bad place with potential heating effects) if you mounted the Chief directly to the ceiling w/o a pole. The deminsions are in the owners manual - then again, you own it so you can see how high the actual PJ is.

Right, I did read the last two pages and your links and info specifically that is why I was asking for actual photos of owner installs not just pics of the mount. I can look at all the manufacturers photos, and I have seen that (you provided them in fact), but that still is not a replacement IMO for owners photos and for someone to put a tape measure up there and tell me what they get. I came up with my estimate actually because I read the manual.

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I have a part of my job where I do "Movie Night" where I work. They have been discussing an Outdoor theater for the summer months. I was wondering if a 270in diag screen would be too large to project on. It would be outdoors and obviously dark. From what I have read here the Living room seems to be VERY bright and would probably work.

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