Originally Posted by Ron Jones
As per the table on page 14 of the Epson 8350 Owner's Manual
the shortest throw for a 80" screen is 2.38m and for a 100" screen the shortest throw is 2.98m, this is the same as my 6500UB. For a 92" screen the min. throw would work out to be 2.74m by these Epson specs. However, this is from the front of the lens to the screen and if the room is exactly 3.00m then this would be about 20 to 30mm short of having enough throw distance given the size of the projector and the need for some ventilation room from the rear of the projector.
However, the Epson specs. may not exactly represent the min. and max. throw distances and a given projector may support a slightly shorter throw than spec'ed. The Epson manual describes the values in the table as a 'rough guide' and says 'actual size may differ'. The Epson on-line calculator
(for the 8350) shows you need a 9.0 ft. throw distance for a 92" screen. The OP said the room is 3m wall-to-wall, but I had asked if it is exactly 3m or perhaps a little more, since a few extra cm, or inches, could make the difference of these Epson models working nor not.
The Epson on-line calculator info shows the 8350 throw ratios as 1.34
to 2.87, thus these LCD projectors are supporting a shorter throw than the 1.4 you saw listed for the LCoS models (but I would be surpised if they are actually the same). A 92" diagonal 16 x 9 screen is 80" wide and the throw distance would 1.34 x 80" = 107.2" or 2.72m (or just a little less than using the figures in the table from the owner's manual). However with a 1.4 throw ratio the min. throw distance for a 92" diagonal screen would be: 1.4 x 80" = 112" or 2.84m.