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I have a Epson PowerLite 2040 and a 150" Elite-M150XWH2 screen. I plan to mount the screen to the ceiling (8 ft high) and also the projector. Assuming this should be flush with the ceiling?

Screen View Size: 73.5" H x 130.7" W. Overall Size: 84.6" H x 137.2" W

From the projector throw calculator it says 14' 6" away but doesnt mention anything about mounting height from ceiling. The projector mount I have holds the projector 6" from the ceiling.

Any advice would be great.

Thanks
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Lens to screen distance may be between 13'4" to 16'1".

The lens should be about 3" to 6" above the top of the screen.

So, if the mount is 6" from the ceiling, and the lens is about 9" from the ceiling, the top of the projection screen must be between 12" and 15" from the ceiling.
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Quote (AV_Integrated on Jun 24, 2016 9:53 AM):
Lens to screen distance may be between 13'4" to 16'1".

The lens should be about 3" to 6" above the top of the screen.

So, if the mount is 6" from the ceiling, and the lens is about 9" from the ceiling, the top of the projection screen must be between 12" and 15" from the ceiling.

Thanks for the quick reply! 12" from top of ceiling for the projector is very low and would make the viewing image almost at the ground which doesn't seem like it would be a good viewing angle. I held up the projector with the mount 6" from the ceiling and it looks OK. What is the impact of just having the projector screen say 6" from the ceiling? Slightly worse picture?
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If your mount doesn't position the projector properly, you should return it and get a mount which can raise the projector to the proper height. There are a number of them out there.

About as tight as you can get, is about 1" (maybe) using the lens shift of the projector. You do not want to lose resolution by using keystone correction.
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