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Is the only difference between these two projectors color? I would rather have white in my room.

yup, just color.
 

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Sweet thanks!


After spending a couple days on these forums, I think Im going with the Optoma HD131Xw for my first projector. Is there a certain mount that the majority of people like for this unit? Its going in a drop ceiling.
 

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Sweet thanks!


After spending a couple days on these forums, I think Im going with the Optoma HD131Xw for my first projector. Is there a certain mount that the majority of people like for this unit? Its going in a drop ceiling.

there are plenty of mounts that will go with it. but the mounts of choice are the Chief RPA-U and the PEERLESS PGR-UNV mounts... they're worth every penny
 

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Also, I can't seem to use Flash Player on my work laptop, and can't see the distance chart. So a couple other noob questions:


What would be the optimal screen size for 13' - 14' viewing distance? (that is the back of the room, no room for the projector behind me)


Can anyone tell me what kind of throw distance I would have for that optimal screen size?


Thanks so much for the help. Super excited to have my first projector set up!
 

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Go to projectorcentral website, there is a calculator that can give you estimates. For your view distance its 110" screen, throw distance ~12'
 

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you can do 128-99 inch screen with 13-14 feet as your guide. but you can adjust anywhere in between really. 110 or 120 should be fine
 

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Awesome thanks.


And back to the drop ceiling question: is this what I need, to make the Peerless mount work? Its about 22" from the ceiling tile, to the true ceiling above.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004ID0406/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?qid=1395802566&sr=8-4&pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70

That would work probably. a more common approach is cut a hole in one of the tiles and use an extension pipe drop the actual mount down to below ceiling tile level. ... basically bracket to the top of the ACTUAL ceiling. extension pole to get you down below ceiling tile level... attach PJ and secondary bracket to said pole.
 

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You don't really need that. That's more for commercial installations and it is a plate that allows you to put a 1.5" standard pipe mount into a dropped ceiling. But, you likely have a normal wood-truss ceiling above your drop ceiling, so you can use a standard 1.5" flange and a standard 1.5" type ceiling mount.


What kind of mount?


BUY THIS: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chief-Projector-Mount-RPMB224-50lbs-Capacity-For-Sony-VPLEW7-/360891199501?pt=US_Monitor_Mounts_Stands&hash=item5406cab00d


Not a joke, that mount is a universal projector mount which runs $150+ typically. It is the RSMU mount from Chief. It's a universal design, which will work with your projector, and is the best mount on the market, period.


You can put a couple of cross joists above the drop ceiling and connect this to it:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chief-CMA-110-Projector-Ceiling-Mount-Plate-Attachment-/271416893841?pt=US_Projector_Mounts_Stands&hash=item3f31b52191


Then use a 1.5" pole of the proper length.


While poles are available from eBay and online:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CHIEF-CMS018-18-457-mm-Speed-Connect-Fixed-Extension-Column-/301063354642?pt=US_Projector_Mounts_Stands&hash=item4618c63912


This is standard 1.5" black pipe which is available at Home Depot and you can buy it in the proper length you need.


EDIT: This mount on eBay is similar to above, but not as complete. If you don't win the one I linked to, and you are comfortable potentially needing to buy a few bits at the hardware store to make it work between this mount and your projector, this one is still a phenomenal deal:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chief-RPM-Series-Ceiling-Mount-50lbs-/360886115305?pt=US_Projector_Mounts_Stands&hash=item54067d1be9
 
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