Originally Posted by mark haflich
No professional mounter would EVER use a level on the projector. You hang the screen and put a level on top of the frame to make sure it is horizontally level. That's it. Put the level away.
You tilt the projector up or down to make the top and bottom of the rectangle the same length. You bank the projector left or right to make the top edge parallel to the frame. You zoom the picture in a bit to se the projected edges a little inside of the frame and then zoom out later. If the side edges are tiltedyou need to rotate the projector so they are no longer tilted. As stated above, you are making the lens pasrallel horizontally by this rotation. both sides of the lens will now be the same distance from the screen. Titlting the projector up down does the same for the top and bottom of the lens. Obviously to center the whole rectangle you will probably need to use some lens shift vertically. try not to mount the projector any higher than lens center at top of viewing screen height. Try not to use horizontal lens shift y mounting the lens center in the horizontal screen center. If you don't understand all this, please give me a call tomorrow morning.
The reason no levels are used is that your wall is probably not exactly level vertically or even square to the side walls. You are adjusting the projector orientation to msake the lens exactly parallel to the plane of the screen.
Thanks for this Posts (you and "TOKNOWSHITA") helped me to research some more. I found a thread on AVS that perfectly explained my problem, with Pics.... Here it is just incase anyone else ever has this problem... http://www.avsforum.com/t/1286820/uneven-screen-image-from-projector
What I found out was that my wall and house itself is not perfectly straight/Level (even though everything was perfectly perpendicular, the projector to the screen and vis-versa). I fixed this problem by moving my projector 3 to 4 inches to the left of center of screen, and then using Lens Shift! IT WORKED! Picture is perfect Box to screen now!
I should have put 2 and 2 together knowing this from hanging a ton of pictures in my house, I could never use a level, always have to go by eye, because if I used a level the Picture always looked crooked/slanted on the wall.
.........Quick QUESTION my FRIENDS...
Does anyone know where to find TOM's Calibrations on the HW30??? I looked everywhere and cannot find them.
I did find a review of the HW30 that had calibrations from a reviewer named Matt, but I'd prefer to have TOM's Cal's as I have heard great things about em.
Again, thanks my friends for all your help!!! Everyone who has helped me has takin hours out of my schedule to relax and enjoy life!