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    Ultra short throw projectors

    Looking to find out if anyone has experience with these?

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    Re: Ultra short throw projectors

    I don't have experience but have been looking (there are reviews and info here - https://www.projectorcentral.com/). Probably later this year, give or take, I'm going to have my room painted and my current screen (100 inch Stewart Grayhawk) removed (pic below) and get an ALR (ambient light rejection) screen (which is what seems to be the recommendation) and get one. I'm hoping at CEDIA (September 8-12, 2020) there will be more of these with a bit more flexibility and a bit better pricing. There is no lens shift (which I've noted) with the current models. Not sure that future models will have lens shift either but if there are more models around after CEDIA then I can at least plan at which height to have what I want installed. I'll probably rotate my current projector (Epson 5030) to the bedroom to upgrade what I have there (I have a 92 inch DaLite screen that folds into the ceiling) and get rid of the current screen and old bedroom projector.
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    Re: Ultra short throw projectors

    Nice set up! Since you are planning to replace the screen, havr you thought of moving both the screen and the projector farther up? (You may have to relocate the fan though...)

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    Re: Ultra short throw projectors

    Quote Originally Posted by nicoff View Post
    Nice set up! Since you are planning to replace the screen, havr you thought of moving both the screen and the projector farther up? (You may have to relocate the fan though...)

    I plan on the ultra short throw with the projector behind the center channel. Some of the units (and there aren't tons) are a bit deeper than I'd like but I don't use the main system for video tons (have a bunch of secondary systems, including a projector in the bedroom and plan on swapping the main system projector pictured above) but some also have soundbars so that if I watch something I don't need to use the speakers (don't mind moving the center channel, which weighs 61 pounds, when I want to use it and even making a temporary stand for the front of it to rest on if need be). So that is why I am watching things like the vertical offset and then can see how high I would have to mount a new screen. I had the (Odyssey Audio) custom rack made so I could mount the screen at its current height. My old (Salamander Synergy) furniture is in a spare system now the the 40 inch towers (with a connecting bridge) are just a bit high to my liking (I used it it my old house and had the screen mounted above it). I may have to mount a new screen a few inches higher vs. where it is now, depending on the projector I get. Projectors, of course, have throw distances one can place them and one must use those to figure out where a particular projector can be mounted. Some, like both the ones I have in the main and bedroom system (pic below) have horizontal and vertical lens shift (current ultra short throw projectors I've seen do not).

    If it is not too much of pain to move the front height channels a bit (might be), I'll do that as well (could be a drop higher anyway). Right now, I probably can get a 110 inch ALR screen between the height channels and if I can move them a couple of inches, I can do a 120 inch screen (I can live with either. I look at stuff like - https://www.projectorcentral.com/LG-...ulator-pro.htm to see about things like vertical offset, throw distance, etc. The mount in the main system is better and move flexible/adjustable vs. what I have in the bedroom system now so that would work out well rotating the projector in there (below is a pic of the bedroom screen down). Right now just in the preliminary planning stages. I just bought (today) two more comfortable recliners than the ones shown in the picture above and will be moving what I have to another spare system (need to take apart the AV furniture and move it and the components and paint the spare room but it will be about 8 weeks before the new recliners come so I have time). I've had the current screen in the main system in my old house, as well as the current house, for probably over 15 years.

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    Back-up 2 - Sherbourn Pre-1, Mivera PurePowerSE Amp, Oppo UDP-203, Vansevers cond, B&W P6s, Sumiko S.5 sub

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    Re: Ultra short throw projectors

    I’m interested in this one
    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/optoma-...?skuId=6386232

    mike do you carry this ?

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    Re: Ultra short throw projectors

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