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I would like to mount my projector in a sofit BUT, it appears that none of the available projectors will accomadate this. It appears that the image comes out in a straight line from the lens and angles up. Turn the projector upside down and it angles down.


Is there a way to mount a projector on it's feet, in a sofit, and have the top of your screen 6.5" from the ceiling? If so, how.


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Frank T. Lee
 

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Why not mount the projector inverted in the sofit ??
 

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I think you have three options.


1. buy a pj with a long enough lens shift. The Z2 may work but the neutral lens position lines up with the middle of the screen so this may not cut it. Not sure of any other models with a big enough lens shift.


2. buy a pj with a hefty offset (ht1000). I think the HT1000 will do the trick with it's big offset. Add an anamorphic lens and it will increase the offset further.


3. Aim the projector down and use keystoning. With the HT1000, if you need keystone at all, I think it will be minimal.


With all these options, I think you will have to invert mount and not mount it right side up.
 

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You will WANT the pj to be inverted for ceiling mount installation. Most projectors have buttons on the top to control the various functions; if the pj is mounted "right side up" -- access to these buttons will be restricted by the ceiling. Don't worry about inverting a pj, they are designed for this.
 

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A soffitt or bulkhead is usually built to accomodate utility pipes or duct work in basement ceilings. A lot of HT applications take advantage of installing soffitts to run wiring, ductwork, etc....
 

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I think I understand what you are saying, you have an 8' ceiling and you would like to create a sofit that is say 12" down off of the ceiling. That would put your projector 6" down from the ceiling. You can do it. You would have to turn the projector upside down as you said (probably ceiling mount it in the sofit) and project it. (Like the picture below. The problem you run into is that on my model, (7200) you need to have a distance (I believe it is 6 inches) from the bottom of the projector to the top of the screen. You don't have the space to accomidate that. I am pretty sure that would introduce keystoning. Once you set keystoning on my model it is not as sharp because it is processing the image to fit the screen. You may have to compromise on picture quality in that position

http://www.motox.org/housepics/movieroom2.jpg
 

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OK that's a soffit. So why don't they put them on the floor ? You could sit on them besides hiding the wire. Seem's more practical.


You could tell all your friends..Hey come on over, plunk you butt on my soffit's and watch a movie. I'll bet no one ever sat on a soffit before and Soffit's sure sound like they'd be comfortable.
 

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Originally posted by JimmyR
OK that's a soffit. So why don't they put them on the floor ? You could sit on them besides hiding the wire. Seem's more practical.


You could tell all your friends..Hey come on over, plunk you butt on my soffit's and watch a movie. I'll bet no one ever sat on a soffit before and Soffit's sure sound like they'd be comfortable.
Wow, you are hilarious. :rolleyes:
 
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