Thanks for this link - I hadn't seen this before. You might have just saved me some aggravation!Rick,
Take a look here. Select "Home Projector", "W5000", "16:9", and "Ceiling mount". If you mount it 15' back at 6'6", you should have enough room between the bottom of your screen and the floor. The further you go back, the less room you will have. There is a vertical image shift as well. You'll want to mount it pretty close to the ceiling.
It is just a basic calculator. I think it's main purpose is to give you min/max screen sizes for the distance you mount your W5000 at. I'd enter the distance first and note the min and max screen sizes. There's a 20% vertical shift either way on the W5000. For a 55" high screen I believe you'd have 11 inches of play up and down. There is no horizontal shift though! So get your left and right lined up perfectly.Thanks for this link - I hadn't seen this before. You might have just saved me some aggravation!
I have a W5000 sitting in the box that I received last week. Getting ready to mount it this weekend - and based on that calculator, my screen is too low by a few inches!
I want to confirm I'm reading this right. My screen is 55" high (plus 3" border) and it's 10" from the ceiling (for a total of 68" drop needed). The PJ lens will be about 4" below the ceiling so I need to enter 64" (65 to be safe) in the screen height box (bottom right entry on the window)? Or do I just enter 55" and not worry that it's 10" (+3" border) below the ceiling?
They show zero but you should be fine as long as you're within the 20%. So no, the top of your screen doesn't have to be lined up with the lens. :TWhat is confusing me is that they show 0" as distance from lens to top of screen... does that mean my screen top needs to be the same height as my lens? Or can it be lower without issue? And if it's lower, do I include that amount in the screen size calculator?