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    Rear Projection or Front Projection?

    The front view of my cessna is around a meter wide and I need to know what is the best projection method for a small cessna visual. The front view is a meter wide so the distance from the projector to the screen would only need to be a few feet away.

    Rear projection means that you have no projector visiable but you lose space, and front projecting means that you need a projector hanging above your head. Now what would the effect of a projector be if the projector was behind me; would the projection clip the back of my head and project my shadow on the screen?

    Or can the projector be high enough and still project the visual a meter wide in a square orientation?

    Back projection appeals the most to me but I loose a lot of space. I would like to know if I can get a meter wide projection from a 4 foot distance on a standared 800x600 projector.

    Any thoughts on this?

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    Re: Rear Projection or Front Projection?

    I would go front projection but you will need an ultra short throw projector to avoid the problems you envisaged with shadows etc.

    This should do the trick:

    http://www.projectorpoint.co.uk/proj...EW230U-ST.html

    edit: use the projector calculator to experiment with image sizes:

    http://www.projectorcentral.com/proj...ulator-pro.cfm

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    Re: Rear Projection or Front Projection?

    I would go for front projection too.

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