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Re: New basement HT Posting progress photos

I usually do the repeater eyes just under the screen so you can do the natural thing and point the remote at the screen and still be pretty close to on-axis.

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Is there any rule of thumb other than a calculator like the one on Projector Central for determining where (how far back) to palce the projector? Based on my calculations for 120" screen, the PT-AX200U will need to be at 16'1" from the screen and a 1.51x Zoom on the lens. I would think the closer you can get the projector the brighter the picture would be? Also it says that it should be mounted about 7.6" from the copy of the screen to the center of the lens?
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Where the PJ is doesn't impact brightness. You have X amount of light spread over Y square inches of area. What will change is how much potential distortion there is depending on zoom. You never really want to be all the way at the end of the zoom.

For most PJ's, if you can stay away from the last 10% of the zoom, you'll be pretty good.

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Well spoke to the contractor, and he is going to complete the room for me for $800 + Materials. We are going tomorrow night to get the lumber and hardware. He says 2 days to get the framing done so I should have some new photos Monday night. After framing I will do the electrical, then insulate then the drywall. But I am getting ahead of myself. ;-)

Contractor is going to frame, insulate, drywall, mud+tape and finish, hang 2 doors and build my AV rack. I will do the electrical and paint. I suppose that is not bad for $800, as my current budget for the whole room is about $1500, so far I am under budget. Not counting hardware, totals cost of project including AV equipment, minus PS3 is around $5000, no furniture, as we are going to use a couple old couches for now until later this year when we may get some better seating and carpet. With the lights out no one will see ;-)
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I'd say that's a steal. Signs of the weak economy I guess.

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Well, that too

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Re: New basement HT Posting progress photos

Can someone tell me that since it does not matter how far back I place the projector, based on the projector central calculator for an 120 screen I can be as far back as 24'6" for that size screen. That places the lens just inside the back wall. Wonder if I can place it in the wall or behind it a bit and project the full length of the room? I have an 11" 1/2" soffet to go around and probably have to be careful that peoples heads do not obstruct the view. But the Panasonic 200U has a movable lense to compensate for placement. The room is at 6'7 1/2" where the duck is, that is from about 14' and extends back 5' (Finished). Problem is it says (riser calculator) that I need to be up 15" (at least) for the rear seating. Let see, that may not work unless the dispersion is minimal in the first 10 feet. Not sure if I am better with the camera in front or above the first row seat of behind or above the rear row seating. This is all making me crazy!
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Re: New basement HT Posting progress photos

Again, don't push all the way to the edge of the zoom. The other option is to do a false wall and bring the screen forward 2'. That MIGHT let you do what you want and stay away from the edge.

Another option is to build a soffit and hide the PJ in there. That'll gain you some room and an easy way to hide wiring.

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