Difficult mounting scenario - massive skylight in center of room !
I've installed probably 20 or so projectors commercially but I find myself in a challenging scenario for an install in a Tap House.
150" 16:9 Motorized screen suspended from ceiling just 6" or so
16:9 projector w/ installation features such as vertical lens shift, 12v trigger out, etc
3 Possible projector locations:
1. 18'-25' directly in front of projector
2. 9' 6" directly in front of projector
3. 9' directly behind projector
Location 1 would be the obvious choice if there wasn't a goddamn skylight. Pretty much all my top pick choices for 5000 lumen installation projector are within this throw range. The issue here is we are literally shooting through light coming in from above skylight on route to projector screen.
Location 2 should be better.. still ambient light will reach the screen but the projector will be brighter at this distance and not shooting through ambient light. The trick here is finding one with a throw range that will work.. .7-.8 ratio puts us into short throw territory though.
Location 3 just occurred to me.. rear projection scenario, imagine there is an ambient light rejection screen that is meant for rear projection and will block out the front-facing ambient light. Again the throw range is a tough one. This Optoma seems to fit the job though: Optoma EH515st
* I installed a short throw projector once.. it looked terrible, sure they're better these days