So Ive moved and got around to putting my trusty old X1 back up. This is the 3rd place I've mounted it and it has always worked so well no matter the location.
But now.. Ive been researching a modern replacement and the offset of all the popular more budget oriented ones Ive checked so far are waaaaayyy less. The 1070 is sadly completely unusable.
I have a 20x20 foot media/gameroom above the garage with a 9ft ceiling. I have an ~92" screen that is likely lower than most at 16" off the ground, 47" from the ceiling.. I really like my screens to be centered at eye level and watching with head square. I hate looking up to watch, including in actual theaters. Anyway... currently the X1 is hanging at a nice 2ft from the ceiling at 7ft, but with the HD25 it is looking to be at best ~5' 8" high. Head bashing height. Or kid toy swinging range. Apparently all this time I've been spoiled by the X1
. Which is of course due to it being a 4:3 gaining offset in 16:9.
And yes, I am considering the 25-LV. I could put it farther back, but my wife doesn't have the best eyes and doesn't want a huge screen.
Am I doomed? It is so time consuming to look up offsets with so many models out. Anyone have ideas on a model that may work for this? Need something on the lower end of the price spectrum. Used if an older model doesn't bother me. My only real cares are 1080p, HDMI, and low input lag. I'm up in the air on 3D, kinda whatever. This will be used for theater and everyday video.