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I am building my first home theater room in my basement. I have chosen to purchase the Mitsubishi HC 3000U projector. My ceiling height is only 7'1" and I am planning on mounting the projector on the ceiling (in a custom built box that should drop it down about 6 inches from the ceiling). I will be projecting a 100" diagonal image using the recommended throw distance of about 14.5 ft. My concern is that I keep reading that this projector is limited in that it has limited options as far as lens adjustment. Can anyone tell me if, using the dimensions that I have provided, my set up will work and will it project the image onto my screen and not project part of the image up onto the ceiling?? Sorry if this sounds like a stupid question, but this is my first time doing this kind of setup...thanks for any help you can provide.
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If you're going to ceiling mount this projector in a custom built box are you aware that the projector has to be inverted? Have you looked through the owner's manual at all?

http://www.projectorcentral.com/pdf/projector_manual_3026.pdf
My first front projector - a Kloss Novabeam 100 (1986).
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Thanks for responding. Yes, I am aware that the projector will be upside down (thanks for the link to the manual). My question still stands...will I be able to project a 100"diagonal picture (16:9 ratio) onto my wall without it running onto the ceiling and without having to tilt the projector and use keystone adjustments so much that it distorts the projected image? From looking at the tables in the manual, I am just not sure.
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It looks like the bottom of the image will be about 11" off the floor.

To do your own calculations download and install the Mitsubishi projector calculator program.

http://www.mitsubishi-presentations.com/resources/pdf/projectorcalculator.zip

I've attached the calculation I did given your initial information.

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Mitsubishi HC3000U

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My first front projector - a Kloss Novabeam 100 (1986).