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    Best 1080p short-throw projector?

    What's the best value 1080p short-throw projector? The BenQ W1080ST looks quite good?


    I will have 3 projecting onto a 180 degree 2m curved screen. it would be nice to have a zoom feature too.

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    Re: Best 1080p short-throw projector?

    The BenQ W1080ST has a 0.69 ST and this may be insufficient for a 3x180 degree warp. Of course you could always use mirrors to increase that ratio.

    I am going to attempt to experiment with dome mirrors with 1 projector and see how well that works.

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    Re: Best 1080p short-throw projector?

    Quote Originally Posted by OmniAtlas View Post
    The BenQ W1080ST has a 0.69 ST and this may be insufficient for a 3x180 degree warp. Of course you could always use mirrors to increase that ratio.

    I am going to attempt to experiment with dome mirrors with 1 projector and see how well that works.
    What part of the specs should I look at to tell if its Ok for warping?

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    Re: Best 1080p short-throw projector?

    You need a good throw ratio, usually below 0.60 so they say.

    I suggest you read this document -- http://www.flightdecksolutions.com/p...n-Tutorial.pdf

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    Re: Best 1080p short-throw projector?

    Quote Originally Posted by OmniAtlas View Post
    You need a good throw ratio, usually below 0.60 so they say.

    I suggest you read this document -- http://www.flightdecksolutions.com/p...n-Tutorial.pdf

    Thanks for the link, very helpful. The BenQ MW817ST or the BenQ LW61ST have a 0.49 throw ratio.

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    Re: Best 1080p short-throw projector?

    Quote Originally Posted by OmniAtlas View Post
    The BenQ W1080ST has a 0.69 ST and this may be insufficient for a 3x180 degree warp.
    Not true. TR of .69 is fine for 180 degree warp.

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    Re: Best 1080p short-throw projector?

    The BenQ MW817ST and LW61ST has a thow ratio of 0.49

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    Re: Best 1080p short-throw projector?

    Quote Originally Posted by NedHamilton View Post
    Not true. TR of .69 is fine for 180 degree warp.
    The article I posted above mentions the BenW1080St would be inadequate for the job.

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    Re: Best 1080p short-throw projector?

    Quote Originally Posted by GodAtum View Post
    The BenQ MW817ST and LW61ST has a thow ratio of 0.49
    Both of these projectors are 760p and not 1080p projectors.

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    Re: Best 1080p short-throw projector?

    Quote Originally Posted by OmniAtlas View Post
    Both of these projectors are 760p and not 1080p projectors.
    Yes I might have to forgo 1080p if I want to get a short throw at a decent price.

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