Thinking of buying a projector and looking for some advice. Want to position at the end of the kitchen in a space measuring 13ft x 10ft, photo attached. It’s 13ft from poster wall to back of sofa. Was looking to get a pull up projector that I could place on the poster wall. Questions are
With such a small space what type of projector would you recommend. Do I have to go with UST?
What projectors are out there that are not permanent fixtures, eg pull up that I can hide away when not in use, and good quality.
Max budget is about 4K.
Any advice, bar use a different room, appreciated.
I went for an ultra-short-throw projector for one of my bedrooms, which is smaller than your space. I think that’s the most flexible option, regardless of the room size, as it doesn’t require ceiling installation or running extra wires, just a cabinet. Your cabinet is quite narrow, but you may be able to get a 90" image or larger, if you can pull it a bit farther from the wall. Assuming your budget is 4K dollars or pounds (not resolution ), you have a few good options. Keep in mind that you set aside some money for a screen. A few things to consider when you shop for the projector:
Technology: DLP, LCD etc.
Native resolution: is it 4K native, or does it use pixel shift etc.
Noise: these things have fans, and some (e.g. DLP) have spinning color wheels.
I’m going to throw a curveball and see whether I could avoid UST and get a projector for behind the couch. Get a stand for it. If one of the kids walks in front and casts a shadow that’s most unfortunate for their viewing pleasure but if it saves me money I’m delighted. Thoughts?
Second, once setup, if the screen size is either bigger or smaller at this setup, then you will need a projector that can zoom in and also zoom out to correctly fit into your desired screen size.
Not all projectors have the ability to zoom in and out especially if you are shopping price. If the projector Does Not have a built in zoom feature then you will have to manually move the projector closer or farther for the desired screen size.
Determining the Throw Distance with assist you in getting the correct projector for your area with or without a built in zoom feature…