I've decided to go with the Epson 8350, but the problem is I can't mount it to the ceiling. To make things worse, in front of where the screen will go I have a bunch of windows with very little space between, so I can't have a permanent shelf there.
I will have to have something that is moved into place unless there is another solution. I understand you can have this projector quite a bit off center? Here's a rough sketch of my layout:
Would I be able to have my projector either off to right or left as shown above? What are the limitations with this placement (meaning how far to the side can you go)?
Since you're going farther away from the screen, I'm sure I'd be losing some brightness, but might be worth it.
Just to add on. I am about to order the 8350. I was using this tool but it does not give me height adjustment. I want to hang mine from the ceiling with the projector centered but 1' from the ceiling. I dont have to have the projector in the middle of the screen correct? I believe in my reading you can throw the image down and then adjust the trapezoid effect.
^^^^^You are correct you don't have to have the projector in the center of the screen. With lens shift you won't have keystoning which is what you are calling trapezoid effect. You should be good to go.