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Topic:   Sony VPL-HW40ES - Setup & Mounting Questions

Hello Friends, I just pulled the trigger and got a VPL-HW40ES. I am super excited to replace my little LGHX300 that I had temporarily hanging in my room. I have about a week before the projector arrives and want to get everything I need to mount it when it arrives. My questions have to do with the mounting of the projector. I have a ceiling mount that I got at Monoprice which says that it will hold 22 lbs, (Which is what the HW40ES weighs) So I should be able to use it. My question has to do with the placement. Currently I have all my wiring setup at around 10ft away from the screen. I picked this spot at the time as that is where I needed to put my little LGHX300 as it didn't have any sort of zoom. Now I have used the calculators here and found that I should be able to fill my 106" screen at just about 10ft. But does using, and maxing out the zoom capabilities of the projector harm the image quality? Also... The height that the projector hangs from the ceiling. I would ideally like the projector to be as close to the ceiling as possible as I only have like 8 ft ceilings. With my current mount I have I am guessing that the bottom of this projector will be at like 6.5ft or so! If I get something that mounts more flush to the ceiling and aim it down with some keystone... does that affect the image quality? I attached an image that shows what I am working with. I look forward to any input you videophiles are willing to give! **Edit: FYI, the screen I am getting is the 106" Monoprice multiformat in white. (Considering the Grey screen as I do have some uncontrollable ambient light.) Regards, Brad
 
Topic:   Sony VPL-HW40ES vs Optoma HD25-LV in ambient

OK I am now leaning towards the higher price tagged Sony VPL-HW40ES ($1900). Should I also be considering the likes of Epson Home Cinema 3500 or the 5030UB? They have higher lumens and lots of the advantages of the Sony.
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Topic:   Sony VPL-HW40ES vs Optoma HD25-LV in ambient

Newbie but well read. Looking for advice on basement projector selection. I am going with a 133" screen and ceiling mount with about 15' throw. The room has 5 windows 4 of which are behind the screen. I will mostly use for night movie viewing but will mostly be seen by others for daytime sports. I like a bright image and I like a sharp image. I would love the quiet and sharp HW40ES for those reasons, but had been thinking of the Optima HD25-LV for the bright image. I have not purchased screen yet so would adjust to the projector. A bit fearful of too much gain? Please let me know what I will be giving up if I go with the HW40ES and a gain of say 1.5. It gives me 22FL vs 33fl on a 1 gain screen with HD25-LV. Most of the viewing angle will be fairly straight on, but bar seating is at a 45 degree angle from screen. Am I just trying too hard to make the HW40ES work at these sale prices going on right now.
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Topic:   what my distance should be using 100in screen

hello everyone some one please help me i have Sony VPL-HW40ES and my screen size is 100inX100in how far should the projector should be from the screen by inches. thanks
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Topic:   Looking to purchase need help

I have very little knowledge about projectors but i do know i love a big screen. I would like some insight on what projectors are out there and get the most for my money. I am willing to spend up to $2000 but would like to spend less. Any info would be great. I have been looking at the Sony but not sure if it is the best option...
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