Projection Distance

The distance at which you place the projector from the screen determines the approximate size of the image. The image size increases the farther the projector is from the screen, but can vary depending on the zoom factor, aspect ratio, and other settings.

Use the tables here to determine approximately how far to place the projector from the screen based on the size of the projected image. (Conversion figures may have been rounded up or down.) You can also use the Projection Distance Calculator here (U.S.), here (Canada), or here (Caribbean).

1 Projection distance
2 Distance from the center of the lens to the base of the image
3 Center of lens
16:9 Aspect Ratio Image or Screen
Screen or image size Projection distance (1)

Wide to Tele

Offset from lens center (2)
60 inches 69.3 to 112.6 inches

(176 to 286 cm)

–1.6 to 2.76 inches (–4 to 7 cm)
80 inches 92.5 to 150.4 inches

(235 to 382 cm)

–2.0 to 4 inches (–5 to 10 cm)
100 inches 116.1 to 188.2 inches

(295 to 478 cm)

–2.4 to 4.7 inches (–6 to 12 cm)
150 inches 174.4 to 283.1 inches

(443 to 719 cm)

–3.5 to 7.5 inches (–9 to 19 cm)
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