Replacing TV with LCD projector

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Keegan Alex, Jul 8, 2003.

  1. Keegan Alex

    Keegan Alex Guest

    Hi folks,

    I've recently purchased a new home, and I'm working on converting my
    garage into a new living area. In that area, I hope to mount an LCD
    projector to the ceiling and use one wall for the movies. Several
    questions with this...

    = Is there a chart that shows a ration between the size of the picture
    on the wall and the distance of the projector from the wall?

    = What type of wall covering should I use? Nothing will be on this
    wall, so I was thinking if I can use a non-gloss paint and get it as
    smooth as possible that this'd work instead of a screen. Opinion??
    Is this wise?

    = I'm looking at 2500 to 3000 lumens, but the price will be a factor.
    I want to stay at $3000 or lower if possible.

    = What type of bulb life can I expect? I know this depends on the
    model I use, but I'm not sure what is good and what's bad. I know
    those suckers are expensive.

    = Finally, are LCD projectors subject to burn-in? I've been told that
    HDTV's burn-in just as easily of not easier then CRT computer
    monitors... but I wasn't sure about LCD projectors.

    Thanks for any feedback or info on this. Also, if anyone knows of a
    website that covers all of this, I'd appriciate a link. I'm new to
    this area, so sorry if some of this is common knowledge.

    Take care,

    Keegan Alex, Jul 8, 2003
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    MSu1049321 Guest

    You should budget for a bulb replacement once or teice a year, that adds up.
    MSu1049321, Jul 9, 2003
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