February 25, 2017 at 1:15 pm #1578
What’s the distance you have from the very front of your cockpit to the projector screen? I noticed in your build you purchased the Optoma ultra short throw projector. In an effort to save a little $$$ I got the Optoma GT1080 which has a throw distance of 100in @ ~3.5ft vs the 5500 which produces 100in at ~2ft.
[mk]February 25, 2017 at 4:20 pm #1579Bob ClementParticipant
Hi Matthew, I know On the glide slope use Optoma EH320UST, me either I have the Gt1080 And I just ordered a mounting rack for the ceilling because for now its impossible to get the view with my cockpit.
February 25, 2017 at 4:29 pm #1582
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My ultra-short-throw is ceiling mounted. The front projection screen is only three inches from the very front of the cabin, and about 16-18 inches from the front (facing me side) of the glare shield.
N15JG On PilotEdgeFebruary 27, 2017 at 5:51 am #1620UrielParticipant
let us know how the GT1080 works. Let’s see if the image clears the roof of the cockpit because it sits a bit farther.
Heres the specs link for both projectors mention above as a reference
Average cost is:
ETH320UST $1500February 27, 2017 at 7:44 am #1628
@Uriel Will do.February 27, 2017 at 2:02 pm #1634
I started with either the GT1080 or something close to it but had to go ultra-short throw because the image couldn’t clear the top of the cabin. But I have a lower ceiling in the basement, and with a higher ceiling it probably wouldn’t have been an issue.
Another option, and one I didn’t even consider, is a rear-projection screen, which would work well if your room were long enough.
N15JG On PilotEdgeFebruary 27, 2017 at 8:26 pm #1663February 28, 2017 at 2:09 pm #1676Richard WolffParticipant
The site projectorcentral.com might be helpful in deciding between projectors.February 28, 2017 at 11:46 pm #1684March 1, 2017 at 9:43 am #1688
It’ll still be a few days before I get a chance to see if the GT1080 will work for me. I considered rear projection as well, but I don’t think the room is deep enough for it.
One thing to note for those considering buying an ultra short throw, the Optoma GT5500 has a similar short throw distance to the EH320UST (100″ picture at 22″ for the GT5500 vs 21″ for the EH320UST). While the lumens are 3500 for the GT5500 and 4000 for the EH320UST, the GT5500 is a bit cheaper. ($200-300 cheaper)March 1, 2017 at 10:25 am #1689
I agree with Matthew. The GT5500 is the one I would consider. I thought about the LG unit, and it was on sale at Fry’s for something like $750 a few weeks back, but the comparitively low lumens output scared me away.March 2, 2017 at 9:36 am #1709
I decided not to go with LG based on Lumens as well. I’ve liked the ultra-short, but do wish I’d been able to not spend quite that much.
N15JG On PilotEdgeMarch 2, 2017 at 11:50 pm #1738
Thank ye, mates. Newb with projectors, but I see wha you maregarding the brightness. I will not be in a basement but a living room. Ambient light will be an issue during the day.March 3, 2017 at 8:46 am #1740
You might look into a “black pearl” or otherwise grey / black screen. Looks like they provide much better contrast. I’ve been considering one for months, and it looks like you can DYI as well.
N15JG On PilotEdgeMarch 3, 2017 at 5:55 pm #1755
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