Originally Posted by B Mixon
Just recieved the Z4, and recently ordered a 126" criterion BW carada.
It was pretty much this thread that got me convinced.
Anyways I was hoping for some input on how far back I should place the pj. The seating will be about 16 feet back from the screen, and the room is about 25 feet in length total. I was thinking the best way would be to place it just behind and a couple feet above the seating.
Is that far enough back? Just hoping I didnt go too big. I jumped into the purchase without popping any questions with carada. So any ideas?
Your plan should be fine.
The calculator on projectorcentral says the Z4 can project a 126" diagonal image from 12.7' to 25.4' (throw range). So 16' will be fine.
With a 126" screen, you are stretching the capabilities of the Z4 a bit, so the BW was a good choice.
I have a Z2 and a 106" Carada BW, it's a great combination. My Z2 is mounted almost directly above my head. This works well, as the machine is very quiet, and it's out of the way. No one can bump into it, as it's over the seating (I'm 6'5 and have a low ceiling). If you find you don't like your PJ location, just move your Sanyo elsewhere, it's an amazingly flexible PJ.
The Carada screens are a breeze to assemble and install. They look great, and work well. The Z4 is easy as pie to setup and install also. They're both great choices.