Originally Posted by tjwor
Purchased this yesterday from Amazon (HD131Xw @ $649)
I have a pretty tight space I plan to try to get this picture to fit perfectly. I'm going for a 94" diagonal screen and am needing the top of the screen to be 17" from the ceiling due to an in-wall speaker.
My questions are:
1. With the calculations I've got on this projector, is the 7" vertical offset going to be an accurate measure, or will that vary by individual projector? (or will it be a +- .5" type of figure)
2. What are the suggestions on a ceiling mount for this projector? If the offset is perfect (which I'm assuming it isn't) and the projector mount measurement is perfect (which I'm assuming it isn't) I would be able to get a mount to put the projector base at 10" making the projector hit the perfect spot on my wall and saving me a bunch of trouble tweaking things (I'm not expecting this). Are there any inexpensive adjustable drop projector mounts? Is it possible to fabricate a section of a mount? What about creating a wood base at the top of the ceiling to drop a mount down to the required height?
3. Third question is about the screen. I'm planning to make a MDF painted board. The projector will be in the basement and primarily used at night, but at times during the day or with the side lights on. Throw distance around 11.5'. Not planning for a lot of 3D use, and will plan to use eco-mode for all watching if possible. With the smaller screen dimensions, should I be looking at something like a 0.8 gain gray paint to get the most out of my projector?
Really any suggestions or stories from people doing similar things or running into similar issues would help. I can't wait to get my projector and start playing around with things!
It is a great projector, and you can not go wrong at this price. Amazingly sharp, deep colours, dark blacks, great 3d. This projector is really a bang for your buck. now let me try to answer a few questions
1. I have not measured exact offset so cant help you much with this.
2. I have duct passing on back side of projector and on top side I have popcorn ceiling which I do not wanted to damage by drilling holes as I am planning to move to another house in couple of years, again area below projector is basement kitchen, which we dont use unless we have some party or something so I wanted my projector be easily removable as well. So I made a cheap home made easily removable shelf. but there are lots of options available for projector mounts for as cheap as 20$... just go to Amazon and search for "Projector Mount"
3. I personally believe, instead of going for MDF Painted board, go for DIY Screen. As projector screen paints will be expensive, while roughly 140" grey fabric will come around 69$. Again when you use paint, your work need to be flawless else you will see those imperfections very clearly in bright scenes. One more point, You mentioned about speakers, but you can buy Acoustically transparent screen, which will hide your speakers and you can go for even bigger screen size and though it will cost you a bit more but sound coming from screen will be an awesome experience.
This site has a lot of options for projector cloth and info on how to build your own screen, have a look at it.