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How To Assess And Set Up Your Projector

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How about setting up the screen in front of the window? Take the curtains off, and block out the windows with al-foil and a black covering over that, then you have the frame of the windows as easy mounting points :) Its a very similar setup to my room - ill try to find the dimensions diagram

I like the idea but I dont want to black out the window. I want to be able to open it every now and then aswell (plus I'm not sure the owner would apprecaite me doing that, I gotta go easy in some regards, they wouldnt let me put access control into the house like I wanted to). But it did put into my mind the possiblity of putting a motorized job in front of the window. But that just blows the cost out another grand.

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How just filling the frames with foam, or knocking up a framed insert, and taking down the curtains and putting them in a cupboard. If anything, the landlord would be happy with the no wear-and-tear of the curtains :P

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I'll be providing black out curtains for the room, as the standard ones will be just general curtains. I dont think I want to go with the insert idea although I do also like it. This room will be facing the street and will look a little silly. Your set up seems pretty ideal, my seating will have to be closer to the projector obviously though.

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When I lived in a unit, I hung a big piece of block out over the front window and placed my screen against that wall. The block out was to stop light coming in, but also to stop light (from the projector passing through my AT screen) shining outside onto the street.

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I have started to write up a "how to" for video calibration, but the more I write, the more technical it gets.  

 

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Home theater projectors will place actually massive images in your home for cheaper than any big-screen TV. however obtaining them originated takes slightly additional work.

Once you have bought a projector, you will have to search out the area, get the image focused  and manipulate many different settings. Ideally you will even be employing a screen, and you would possibly got to run some further cables from your gear to your projector.

Best projectors you'll really afford

If all of that sounds discouraging, relax. The payoff could be a image therefore massive and spectacular you will ne'er wish to look at a puny TV once more.

Here's a way to start.

  • Find the right location
  • Set up the screen (optional)
  • Get the right height
  • Plug everything in and turn it on
  • Project an alignment image
  • Adjust the projected image
  • Select the right picture mode
  • Consider better sound (optional)
  • Turn off the lights and enjoy

A geometry test pattern can be a big help.

geometry test pattern.jpg

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and for 10m+ cables or more use correct one, but I would say that wouldn't I :P

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On 29/08/2017 at 9:27 AM, EZYHD said:

and for 10m+ cables or more use correct one, but I would say that wouldn't I :P

And rightly so, especially when running UHD at 60fps.  

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Here are some steps to assess and set up your projector

 

(1) Deciding on Screen Placement

 

==> Decide on the best location for the screen. 
==> Decide on your screen height. 
==> Know your screen size.

 

(2) Deciding on Projector Placement

 

==> Calculate your projector’s throw distance. 
==> Determine the best throw distance for your projector.
==> Find out your projector’s vertical offset.
==> Calculate the vertical placement of your projector.
==> Determine horizontal lens shift. 

 

(3) Mounting the Projector

 

==> Decide on the best mount to suit your projector and room.
==> Attach the mount. 
==> Calculate the mount-to-lens distance and adjust throw distance accordingly.
==> Secure the projector.
==> Secure the cables.
==> Adjust the projector settings to fine tune the image. 

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