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Originally Posted by YeOj
Also, as for ceiling mounting this projector... I too have 7.5 foot celings from the drop ceiling tile. Does this mean that the projector will have to come down around 19.44" for my screen to start near the very top of my celing?
Honestly, with a 7.5 foot ceiling you may have trouble with this projector. Ceiling mounted, the top of the image will be 36% of the screen height below
the lens center. So for a 100" diagonal 16:9 screen (image height = 49"), you're talking nearly 18" below lens center, plus about 6" from ceiling to lens. So you're talking about the bottom of the screen being just over 6 feet down from the ceiling - with 7.5 foot ceiling that is pretty low. With a bigger screen, it's just going to be lower of course. My ceiling is 8.5 feet so I'm looking at the bottom of the image being about 30" up, which is about right, and I decided to back down from thinking of a 106" screen.
You might want to look into the Benq W9000, which not only has no offset (projects more straight ahead than down, from a ceiling mount), but lens shift that lets you place the projector anywhere within the height of the image.
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