Is there really any good reason to replace the lens cap back on the projector after each usage? I have the Sharp 9000 (ceiling mounted) and it results in my wanting to refocus everytime before use. What does everyone else do and why?
I put the lens cap back on my Sharp 9000 every time. I've marked a spot on the focus ring so after I've taken the lens cap off, I can return to the correct focus without having to "eye it up" again.
I've been told that not many projector owners use their lens cap, but I figure better safe than sorry -- less dust build up and protection from "accidents" since my projector hangs low from a 7 foot ceiling. (I've bumped my head on it a dozen times!)
Thanks for the replies, and the humor!, I actually asked this question because I was not using the lens cap until I went to vacuum out the air filter on the 9000 and noticed a spider had taken up residence in the lense hollow. Good news is the spider and his home did not produce a discernable degradation of picture quality! However, suffice it to say, the little spider squatter will not be watching anymore movies.
I've been putting mine on after every usage and it's a pain because of the re-focus issue described above. Until my basement get's finished, I'll keep replacing it. I've also put a Hepa filter in the theater. It makes the room feel so clean!
Hey.......I almost forgot. I've completed my theater tonite!!!!!well almost. I have 2 pieces of inside corner molding, three outlet covers and 4 theater seats to install. In addition, I'm waiting on my Berkline reclining couch and bar stools. Can I count it as done?
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