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I will be placing an infocus sp5000 in the back of my room (about 14-15 feet from the wall and 106inch screen), it appears that something less then 2 feet high makes the most sense so I plan on putting it on a tv stand. Also going on the stand will be an xbox, xbox360, comcast hddvr, and an onkyo ht-s780 receiver). I have two options currently, the first would be to use a printer stand for the projector (basically a wood box with wheals, at about the right height) and an old solid wood TV stand for the rest of the components (top is too high for projector and it would overheat on the shelf, as sides and back are solid). Or two buy a new stand from circuitcity, probably a zline one that is tempered glass and metal (and would cost
 

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The SP5000 runs pretty hot. Its exit air gets to 142 degrees F, routinely. Do not interfere with the exit air for a distance of at least 1-2 feet from the outlet. The best setting would be on top of a shelf so there is no restriction, or chance of hot exit air getting sucked into the inlet.
 

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With the wood option it would be on the top of a small printer stand. With the metal it would be on the side of a metal/glass stand on the middle shelf (though the sides/back are open)
 

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gsmollin, do you think that even with the zline it would have to be on top? The fact that the back/sides are open and it is made of material that conducts heat nicely (and should actualy act as a moderate heatsink) would not be enough to allow it to be safely placed on a shelf?
 

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Well, you seem to want to mount it under a shelf. All I can caution you about is that this pj runs hot. I have measured 142 degrees F exit air in a 68 degree F room, with the pj on a card table. I have read that at 152 degrees, F, the pj shuts down. Now, I think that the fan is variable speed, and that the pj will increase the speed in a hotter installation, but that will add noise to your media room, and on a hot day, maybe a thermal shutdown. I can't evaluate any benefit from a metal shelf vs a wooden. The pj is forced air cooled, and must get rid of the hot exhaust air.


Ultimately, its your decision.
 
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