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Neither of your two photobucket links are working for your pics. Probably the most important decision you must make is what size screen are you going to use. If you use, for example a 120 inch (diagonal) 16 x 9 screen (i.e. with a HDTV standard 1.78:1 aspect ratio) then projectors such as those from Epson and JVC need a minimum of about 12 ft. from the front of the lens (i.e., not to the position of the ceiling mount) to the screen (i.e., throw distance). In that case you could have the power outlet and the HDMI cable coming from the ceiling in the range of perhaps 14 ft. from the screen and this would support mounting the projector near its shortest possible throw distance for this screen size. If for example you use a 20% smaller screen instead, then the min. throw distance will be 20% less or if you use a 10% larger screen then the min. throw distance will be 10% greater. Be aware that some other brands and models of projectors require a longer projector-to-screen throw distance than the Epson and JVC projectors. The BenQ W7000 is one example of these as it requires just over 14 ft. as the minimum throw distance for a 120 inch screen.
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