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post #1 of 6 Old 11-17-2012, 12:30 PM - Thread Starter
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AVS was very helpful when I originally built my home theater 6 years ago, I have since moved and starting the process again.

There is one section in my basement that has a wall 154" wide, where I would put a 106" 16x9 screen, viewing distance (sitting area) is 144" from the screen and the ceiling height for that section is 95.5" however, I can mount the projector behind the sitting area and the ceiling behind the sitting area is 4 inches lower 91.5" and that area goes on for another 11ft from the sitting area to the back wall (completely opposite the screen). Thus, I think my greatest limitation in picking a projector is the ceiling height.

Based on the 1/3 rule, I understand screen placement (viewing area) is about 24" from the ground (using approximately 42" eye level). However given offsets from certain projectors I understand that I may have to mount my screen lower to the ground

Looking for a FULL HD (1080P) projector 3d is not a must, my past was DLP and I loved it but open to other types. I just want something around 2500 or less that works with this setup.

Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated.
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A PJ with lens shift would resolve any placement issues. IMO, both the JVC DLA-HD250 (D-ILA) and BenQ W7000 (DLP) projectors are worth considering.

(AVS has B-stock DLA-HD250s available at a very nice price.)
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Doesn't lens shift effect quality? Hopefully there is something out there with not so much offset.
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Doesn't lens shift effect quality?
Not that I'm aware of, unless perhaps you max out the H & V lens shift.

FWIW, my DLA-HD250 is mounted with the lens aimed at a point a few inches above the top of the screen, and an inch or two off to the side of center. The shifted image is dead-centered on screen and looks absolutely perfect.
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Doesn't lens shift effect quality? Hopefully there is something out there with not so much offset.

I think u are confusing Lens Shift with Keystone Correction mate....which actually degrades PQ and should be avoided if possible..Lens Shift, on the other hand, is just repositioning of the image and is a very handy feature to have and makes PJ placement a lot easier.

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thanks for the info. Will do some research on those projectors.
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