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Would Benq W1070 overheat if...

I placed it upside down inside a bookshelf extension high up? Here's what it looks like:
http://m.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/art/20279812/

The room is 10x13 and 9ft ceiling. House mostly kept 74-78 degrees.

Just wanna make sure it has enough ventilation.
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Would Benq W1070 overheat if...

The W1070 has an exhaust on the front but has an air intake on each of its sides.

Therefore the recommendation for the unit is not to obstruct it on either side for at least two (maybe even three) feet. The same applies to the front - but not the back of the unit (so having it with it's back flush against a wall isn't a problem)

So while it might not explicitly overheat, you might shorten its lamp life or the life of the unit itself as it'll be running hotter than it should...

So no, I wouldn't recommend confined bookshelves unless they allow ample space on each side: it looks like the one you've found is a bit small for this purpose: this projector runs hotter than most.

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The W1070 has an exhaust on the front but has an air intake on each of its sides.

Therefore the recommendation for the unit is not to obstruct it on either side for at least two (maybe even three) feet. The same applies to the front - but not the back of the unit (so having it with it's back flush against a wall isn't a problem)

So while it might not explicitly overheat, you might shorten its lamp life or the life of the unit itself as it'll be running hotter than it should...

So no, I wouldn't recommend confined bookshelves unless they allow ample space on each side: it looks like the one you've found is a bit small for this purpose: this projector runs hotter than most.
Ok thanks. That's what I figured but wasn't sure. There is a 32" wider version of the bookshelf extension but I'll just mount it to the ceiling.
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The W1070 has an exhaust on the front but has an air intake on each of its sides.
Are you sure about this? Only one of the vents is a air intake in my w1070.

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http://m.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/art/20279812/
The link for mobile devices you provided is not coming up on my laptop, but I was going to suggest just cutting a vent hole of the side of your bookshelf extension. Using a round hole saw with a piece of scrap wood on the other side should give a clean cut.

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Are you sure about this? Only one of the vents is a air intake in my w1070.



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If memory serves, there's actually a fan on the one side and a regular passive intake on the other. You could switch to High Altitude (to ramp the cooling up to the maximum) to feel for air flow - I seem to remember air flowing on both sides.

However this thread is really old - I upgraded to an HT2050 (with a very much improved cooling system) over a year ago - so I can't check this for certain anymore

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