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Topic: Is it ok to turn my projector sideways? Epson EMP-TW700
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Hi

I have a Epson EMP-TW700 projector, and I'm wondering if it would be ok turn it sideways? Meaning to rotate it 90 degrees. I want the image to be turned so that the usual left and right sides of the image, will be facing up and down.

I'we heard somewhere that turning projectors on their side might cause problems, so I wanted to check before I do so

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If you look at your owners manual, it spells out on page 11, DO NOT USE ON ITS SIDE.

This is generally true of most, if not all projectors. The manuals tell you an acceptable range of tilt, which does not allow pointing straight up or laying on its side.

Quote (frimann on Jun 19, 2009 6:16 PM):
Hi

I have a Epson EMP-TW700 projector, and I'm wondering if it would be ok turn it sideways? Meaning to rotate it 90 degrees. I want the image to be turned so that the usual left and right sides of the image, will be facing up and down.

I'we heard somewhere that turning projectors on their side might cause problems, so I wanted to check before I do so

regards
Frímann

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Thanks for that But anyone know why that isn't good for the projector?
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Airflow is one of the main reasons. Convection is used to help disipate heat through the chassis up/down through the projector. If you turn a projector on it's side then you are directing incredibly hot air into spots on the projector which it is not intended to go and it can cause failure of certain electronics, melt the non-metal components, or even cause a fire.

There are some projectors which can be oriented in many directions, but generally, it is recommended to use mirrors if you need to project at an unusual angle.

Oh, and turn 'portrait' mode off on your computer.
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Thanks for your help.

Just to add to the thread Id like to leave a link here to some kind of "directions" regarding this.

http://www.wipo.int/pctdb/en/wo.jsp?WO=2008079117

Just if anyone if curious
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