Originally Posted by jksfam
Have learned a lot from your build-out. Am in the midst of finishing my basement and planning to install my first projector once I get it finished. Like you, I am hoping to house the projector in the rear soffit.
Recently purchased a Panny PT-AX200U and am unsure how to size the opening in the soffit? Manual says to leave 4" in the rear which is easily done but the spacing on the sides is alluding me. That's the last bit of framing I need to complete but want to ensure I frame the opening the correct size.
Any thoughts? How did you determine the size of your soffit opening?
Thanks so much!
When it was time for me to frame out the soffit for the projector, it was a wierd time because there were three 1080p's that were being announced but not yet released. I basically used the largest of the three measurements to be safe, then gave myself about 4-6" of play on both sides this way no matter which one I chose, I would be okay. Since my soffit is not closed under the projector, I was sure there would be sufficent ventilation.
I wound up going with the AE-2000U and while it was the bigger of the three, my "test hang" showed it to be fine as far as ventilation goes. The AX-200U is 15.5" wide, so if it were me, I would plan for about 24" width. This should give you good ventilation all around without looking like it wasn't designed to fit the projector.
Hope this helps and thanks for your comments!