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Want a BenQ but worried about placement

I have been Researching projectors to replace my old Mitsubishi. My current set up is a 106 inch screen ( can go to 120 easily) with the projector about 14 feet back and mounted directly to the ceiling at 9.5 feet. I like it back there becouse fan noise is not an issue and you don't see it when viewing a movie.

However the throw ratio of a BenQ puzzles me.

With a BenQ the projector is going to go right over everyone's heads with seating that is about 10 feet from the screen. I used their tool to see where it would need to go.

To current owners does this bother you?

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I have a Benq 3050 and it is located right over the seating and I really don't even notice it. If you turn down the sound of course you can hear it, but with the sound on I really don't notice it at all.
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I have been Researching projectors to replace my old Mitsubishi. My current set up is a 106 inch screen ( can go to 120 easily) with the projector about 14 feet back and mounted directly to the ceiling at 9.5 feet. I like it back there because fan noise is not an issue and you don't see it when viewing a movie.

However the throw ratio of a BenQ puzzles me.

With a BenQ the projector is going to go right over everyone's heads with seating that is about 10 feet from the screen. I used their tool to see where it would need to go.

To current owners does this bother you?

Thanks
I think you are reading the throw distance range incorrectly. The HT2050 can be as far as 11'6" away for a 106" image and 13' for a 120" image. You didn't actually say which model Benq you are talking about, but there are four different throw ratios for current models -- the above for the HT1070/2050/3050 and the HT4050/6050 and HC1200 can be further away while the HT2150ST can be much closer. The bigger issue might be that they all need to be mounted with the lens no more than a few inches above the top of the screen.

I sit with my W1070 right next to me on the couch about two feet away and rarely hear it except in silent moments on screen -- and it is noisier than the newer models.

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I have a HT2050 and the noise is very very quiet, hardly noticeable at all. It's also very close to where people sit, within a few feet.
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Want a BenQ but worried about placement

I also have an HT2050 and while I wouldn't go as far as to say it's extremely quiet it's that innocuous fan noise that seems to blend into the background. It doesn't bother me but then I've always owned plasmas that also had fans so I'm used to it. It's much more tolerable than the lower priced projectors I've sampled but obviously louder than something like a Sony 45ES which is all but dead silent.

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When I show 3-D, I bring out the HT2050 and set it on a coffee table within a few feet of the audience. It makes very little noise, even in the high 3-D lamp mode.
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HT3050 (W2000) right above me and especially in Economic mode it is fairly silent as not all of the fans are running. And "Dreamers" calculations are correct, by the way, no problem projecting 120" at 13 feet.

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