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HI

Looking to purchase a projector that will shoot an image 18 feet, no larger than 80 inches wide. Tried an epson but for that size I can only be 113 inches away. that is too close. are there projectors out there that can make the image small enough for me for that distance. need 1800+ lumens. The reason I cant be any closer because tharea inside of 18 feet is where people will be walking and mingling before the show and it would not look good.


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The closest you are going to get is the Panasonic AX200u which will give you 89" at 18 feet. Get a bigger screen or figure out how to move it closer. This is why people do ceiling mounts.
 

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Originally Posted by gwlaw99 /forum/post/13010014


According to rhe projector central calculator the espon 720 can do an 80"wide 16:9 image from 18 feet. In fact with no zoom it can do 71"wide

http://www.projectorcentral.com/Epso...ulator-pro.htm


I didn't check the Epson based on his comment however, I am getting 81" diagonal as the best he can do. Are we talking standard width for the 80" or diagonal?
 

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I don't think you'll have a problem finding a pj that can zoom to an 80in width at 18 feet.


Our Panasonic AE-990U will do it in native widescreen mode.


While you can't depend in 100% accuracy the Projector Calculator at projector.com does a really good job of showing most all make and model throw at different distances with zoom factored in and shows width, diagonal and height.


Check it out.
 

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80" diagonal or 80" across?


The AE900 says 89" diagonal for 18 feet.
 

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If your screen is 80" wide (viewing area - 45"H X 80"W=92" diagonal) than the epson 720 or even the Epson 1080UB (1080p) should work. Couple them with a screen that has a 1.3 or 2.5 Gain you would be good to go and even increase your diagonal to 106" or higher! MHO
 

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Its 60x80 inchs height to width 100 inch diag.

That's 4:3 format, not 16:9. Do you want a business PJ that can display a 100" diagonal image from 18 feet?
 

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it is 4:3, most everything we run is 16:9. Just dont open the screen up all the way. I gave the actual width of the screen thinkking it would help not sure of the diagonel. I need to be able to keep a 16:9 image on the 80inch wide screen from 18 feet
 

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it is 4:3, most everything we run is 16:9. Just dont open the screen up all the way. I gave the actual width of the screen thinkking it would help not sure of the diagonel. I need to be able to keep a 16:9 image on the 80inch wide screen from 18 feet

Ok, good. That clears that up and you have your answers above. Since it is width you are looking for not diagonal, there are several good choices.
 
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