Originally Posted by IFLYHi
Hey folks.. I've had an Optoma H31 for probably 8 years. (can't believe I'm still on the original bulb)
Anyway.. it's getting pretty dim and rather than replace the bulb I'd like to upgrade to a 1080P projector with HDMI inputs.
My question is, I don't want to have to move my screen up or down or the brackets I have mounted on my ceiling to change the throw distance so I'm wondering if anyone can suggest a good replacement model that will have the same throw distance etc so I won't have to worry about all that.
EDIT: forgot to mention I have a 7' drop ceiling and a throw distance of up to about 12' & a 100" screen.
Any input would be greatly appreciated!
Just fooling around with the BenQ calculator..
My current setup is in the basement with a 7' drop ceiling. I have the H31 on a universal mount and the lens is probably 2" below the ceiling tile.
Current throw distance is ~12 feet to my 100" 16:9 screen. Current screen is about 1' from the floor and 2' from the ceiling.
I would rather not move the screen but I do have room to move the projector throw IF i go closer. Can't go any further than the current 12'.
According to the BenQ calculator, I would need to move the new projector up to a throw of 8' 4".
Also on the BenQ calculator if I run the zoom all the way to 1.3 I can have a throw of 10' 10" so I assume I have that much room to play with (8' 4" to 10' 10")
If I click the "lens shift" option it says I have vertical coverage of 2'5" and I don't know what that means?
It also says the projector distance from the ceiling for these numbers would be 1'7"?? Does that mean I would have to drop the projector down that far to get it lined up? Can I use the lens shift and leave it close to the 7' mark?
Just want to confirm all this before I take the plunge!
Thanks for any input!