Photos: Building the 200-inch HDTV
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Yesterday I helped my friend build his 200-inch 1080p HDTV for his entertainment room and it was a beast of a task. But when it was all said and done, I think he was quite happy. I am standing in front of the display.rn
rnSee more details on George Ou’s blog.
You can see how I’m dwarfed by the characters on the screen by the life-like images from the movie u201c300″ (HD DVD format).
Using the $2600 street price Panasonic PT-AE2000U 1920u00d71080 projector, we worked hard to mount it on to the ceiling. Here is the projector with the mount installed on the bottom.
Here is our handy work in mounting the thing. Drilling through that solid concrete material destroyed 2 drill bits and it wasn’t easy until we got higher quality drill bits and a powerful drill.
This is the front of the projector hanging upside down from the ceiling. You can use software control to flip the image upside down so it’s right side up.
On top of the projector (or below in this case) are two optical lens shift dials that allow you to optically shift left/right 40% and up/down 100% without any keystoning effects or resorting to ugly digital keystone adjustments.
Here’s the back of the unit with just the power cord and HDMI 1.3 cable plugged in. We purchased a good 30 foot long HDMI 1.3 cable off a Google search for $50 and it works quite wonderfully.