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What distance from screen should this be at to get the best picture quality on a 100" screen? The defaulted zoom on Optoma's sight shows 11' 11" I think. Can someone tell me of this is at no zoom?
Go to www.projectorcentral.com and click the calculator.
That will give you everything you need for throw distance, zoom, offset, ect..
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I've been on there and it says 11'11" at 1.10 zoom. Is 1.0 at no zoom? Do you think 1.10 zoom affects image quality?
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Ok. I'm mounting it today I think and if I'm off a few inches can I make it a little bigger or smaller? My 100" screen will be here Monday, but if like to at least get the projector up. Thanks.
My measurement was with no zoom at 12' from the screen. So if you mount it at about 11" that will put you in about the center of your zoom capability. Any time you zoom you're going to degrade the picture a little. Doesn't matter whether its digital or analog. But having said that even zoomed the picture is still pretty darn good.
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I've been on there and it says 11'11" at 1.10 zoom. Is 1.0 at no zoom? Do you think 1.10 zoom affects image quality?
I'm pretty sure 1.0 is no zoom. I know on some projectors zooming out can increase the chance of seeing SDE, but I believe if you buy a decent screen this mitigates some of those issues. I don't think the 131 has that issue.
Anyone can correct me if I'm wrong.
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Thanks for all the help. Projector is up, man those 3mm screws suck. Not too many stores have them. My 25' hdmi cord is too short, so I have to return it for longer tomorrow. Hope the quality doesn't suffer.
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Thanks for all the help. Projector is up, man those 3mm screws suck. Not too many stores have them. My 25' hdmi cord is too short, so I have to return it for longer tomorrow. Hope the quality doesn't suffer.
The only flaw I've found in this projector is the weak signal strength detection and you might have a problem with that. I have a 25" HDMI 1.4 cable and the projector will lose signal from the blu ray player while changing between different files. Have never had it lose detection during any file or blu ray playing though, so its just a bit of a nuisance.
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The only flaw I've found in this projector is the weak signal strength detection and you might have a problem with that. I have a 25" HDMI 1.4 cable and the projector will lose signal from the blu ray player while changing between different files. Have never had it lose detection during any file or blu ray playing though, so its just a bit of a nuisance.
What do you mean by files? Menus?
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So I have everything hooked up and it doesn't work with my 25' hdmi cord, hdmi extender, and 6' hdmi on the other end. I know, too many things. So I moved my bluray player next to the projector and everything works perfect with a 6' cord. I'll try hooking it up just to the 25' and see if that works tomorrow. Otherwise, Iron Man 3 looks great with it all right out of the box projecting on my wall.
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It's the 25' HDMI cable. I've read that some cables are directional, but I really don't want to take this out of the ceiling and run it the other way.
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What do you mean by files? Menus?
Movies video files. I play a lot of mkv files. I know the mindless idiots in the movie business hate people like me but they shouldn't. I will download a movie and watch it and if I really like it I go purchase the blu ray. They never think about the positive aspect of file sharing. Just the greed. I wouldn't buy any blu rays if I couldn't see if the movie is any good first.
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It's the 25' HDMI cable. I've read that some cables are directional, but I really don't want to take this out of the ceiling and run it the other way.
Was it a 1.4 cable? Might have to buy an updated cable for your length. Never a good idea to patch cables together. I've considered buying one of the hdmi signal boosters but haven't yet.
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Was it a 1.4 cable? Might have to buy an updated cable for your length. Never a good idea to patch cables together. I've considered buying one of the hdmi signal boosters but haven't yet.
I just tried doing the 25' alone and that didn't even work. I went and bought the 50' and that does work, weird. All up and running now.
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