In honor of black friday, I'm looking for my first ever projector. It will mostly be for games and the occasional movie. I'll be installing the projector above the couch on a shelf; it'll then throw to a wall where I have 78"/1981mm of width
available for screen size. Ideally, I want to have the projector as close to the couch-side wall as possible
. However, I'm discovering that the wall I have available to use is an awkward size for this long of a room. I'm looking for some advice or some ideas that I haven't considered yet and would appreciate any help!Here is my living room.
I have 135" / 3429mm to work with, and the projected image width can't exceed
78" / 1981mm.
is 9.2" long, so that means the lens will throw approximately 124.8" / 3175mm to the far wall. The distance calculator
says it will project a 69" / 1752mm picture at 1.0x zoom. I think I'll be able to use the zoom to increase the screen size and fill up the wall.
is 8.7" long, so that means the lens will throw approximately 125.3" / 3150mm to the far wall. The distance calculator
says it will project an 83" / 2108mm picture at 1.0x zoom. It looks like I am out of luck here, as the picture is wider than my wall. Moving the projector further forward would mean I'd have to build a really deep shelf which would look silly above the couch, so that isn't an option.
is 9.6" long, so that means the lens will be approximately 124.4" / 3159mm to the far wall. The distance calculator
says it will project an 83" / 2108mm picture at 1.0x zoom. As with the H6510, it looks like I am again out of luck.
Extra width on 78" wall:HD25-LV - fit with zoomH6510 - 5-6 extra inchesW1070 - 5-6 extra inches
Current black friday prices:
H6510 - $570 shipped from NewEgg
HD25-LV - $1,000
W1070 - $900
Is the HD25-LV my only option? This will be unfortunate if I have to spend an extra $500 due to 5 inches of space (compared to the H6510). I'd really like to take advantage of black friday/cyber monday pricing.
- I don't want to do a ceiling mount
because this is a brick/cement apartment and I'd have to run cables along the wall.
- My living room has ambient light
- Rearranging the furniture to use the other flat walls is not an option (although it is tempting!)
- Installing a screen may be an option, but I am not educated on how that works. It'd have to be roll-up,
as I the whole point of getting a projector was to avoid having some ugly screen taking up the wall all the time.