hahaha, you guys are awesome.....well here goes nothing!
I was super excited when the Panny 7k came in and I had no time to take pictures of the box. I remembered when I actually had it unpacked!! Here it is! This thing is a MONSTER! I read the dimensions before purchasing but to see it in person is just a different experience (also this is my first time physically laying eyes on a reasonably high end home theater PJ)!
Well back to business. I also made an error in not researching thoroughly. If I mounted this projector in it's original location (in the soffit), I would not be able to take full advantage of the lens memory function.
For everyone reading this thread, THE LENS OF THE PANNY 7K (AND THE 4K FOR THAT MATTER), HAS TO BE WITHIN THE PARAMETERS OF THE SCREEN ITSELF TO PROPERLY USE LENS MEMORY!!. Hopefully I can save someone from the same mistake I made! So I had the bright idea of making a projector porthole. Here are the pictures.
Just cut a hole in the rear wall, the same wall that is shared with my master closet.
A box to house the PJ was built to create the porthole effect.
LIKE A GLOVE! The Panny fit perfectly in the box. Also the box does not cover the intake or exhaust ports of the PJ. I also added support brackets right into the studs to support the rear end of the PJ. Got my hand leveler out and everything is spot on.
From the front
I've had this look throughout 97.3% of this build.
FIRST PROJECTED IMAGE!!! I ALMOST PEED MYSELF!!!!!
^curtains also installed. picked up some red velvet from jo-ann's fabrics and had my cousin make them for me. merely for aesthetic purposes only.Edited by azula - 7/22/12 at 6:46pm