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post #1 of 28 Old 05-12-13, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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love my projector but room gets so hot..

Anything I can do to keep the room cooler without opening windows? If windows are opened I hear outside noises.. hoping someome can chime in who has remedied this situation
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post #2 of 28 Old 05-12-13, 09:47 PM
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We watched our first movie the other night and I was surprised how warm our theater room got as well. I will be watching this thread.
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Re: love my projector but room gets so hot..

Same here - HT gets warm after an hour or so. Problem is that almost any solution adds noise. Adding a second feed from the A/C will help but may not be easily done. Same for adding a return air line in the room.

I have a similar problem in my home office when the computers are on. I have looked at portable air conditioners, but they seem to have mixed reviews. A small window mounted A/C may work for both of us, but again, it adds noise.

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I live in Texas and not having AC in a room really is not an option.
If the HVAC system has the capacity to handle another room (many/most don't) that's the way to go.
I have seen single room AC units that only have the condenser and fan unit in the room and the compressor mounts to the wall outside, the inside unit was mounted above a large sliding glass door and was much quieter than a window unit.
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I dont have ac as an option.. so I was looking for other options like venting? Anyone have any luck with venting hot air out to keep room cooler?
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One thing, the hi/lo bulb setting will help control this some. You all have probably already tweaked this to your liking, but running your PJ in Eco mode will help reduce heat.

Beyond adding more A/C, I guess you could always build your own fan driven venting system that picks up your PJs fan output and pulls it through some kind if flexible shaft, dumping it in another room. There are small quiet fans that could be added in to help pull the air. Probably wouldn't be too hard to implement.
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Re: love my projector but room gets so hot..

We have no air conditioning. I run my projector for about 8 hours everyday to prolong the life of the bulbs (yearly replacement) and the room is usually not hot. Eventually I hope to be able to get a LED projector which should reduce heat to almost nothing plus eliminate the bulb changes and maybe reduce the electricity cost too.

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We have no air conditioning. I run my projector for about 8 hours everyday to prolong the life of the bulbs (yearly replacement) and the room is usually not hot. Eventually I hope to be able to get a LED projector which should reduce heat to almost nothing plus eliminate the bulb changes and maybe reduce the electricity cost too.
Do you have a vent for projector?
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Re: love my projector but room gets so hot..

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Do you have a vent for projector?
Nope... I have my Epson 1080 resting on a shelf hanging from the ceiling. The shelf is about 2'x3' and hangs from threaded rod from the ceiling. It is open on all four sides so it has plenty of ventilation. It does not heat up the room. I run in eco mode only.

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Nope... I have my Epson 1080 resting on a shelf hanging from the ceiling. The shelf is about 2'x3' and hangs from threaded rod from the ceiling. It is open on all four sides so it has plenty of ventilation. It does not heat up the room. I run in eco mode only.
Mine is hanging from ceiling mount is ran in eco mode all the time as well.. ventilation all the way around and makes room hot because hot air has nowhere to escape in room
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