you would have to have a gigantic screen.. if tees on a teebox are say, 15 feet apart, you would need a screen probably about 18' diagonal. (for 4:3) larger for 16:9. the projector will have a suggested "range' on it in terms of distance from the screen, keep in mind you will loose pic quality the further that distance is. I have my projector about 15 feet back from a 100+/-" screen and im super happy with it. It isnt a "1 to 1" as you say, but it just seems, in that regard, that im just standing a little further back from the pin (on screen).. If you have the room for it, i say go for it! but the projector you will need will be more expensive to shoot a good pic on somthing that large. My hitting mat is just far enough from the screen as to keep my shadow off the screen.. hope ive helped! ive got pics of my setup if you would like them
Suggestions for Projection Throw for 1-to-1 ratio?
Anyone have suggestion for the optimal projector "throw" size to a screen as well as how far away the optishot matt should be from the impact screen to get a true 1-1 experience? For example, when standing in the tee box, how far apart should tee boundries on the screen be from each other to ensure I have the projection throw at the right size? Dimensions for both a widescreen resolution (16x9) and 4:3?
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Mike I would like to see pictures. I am in the garage and want to know the ideal distance from mat to impact screen as well as
What projector works best with Optishot?
What Impact Screen do you reccommend?
I have an "Optoma HD20" project that I got from woot.com (refurbished for $500/$600 - can't remember). It's a 1080p DLP projector. Fantastic image for the price I paid for it and highly recommended if you're on a budget. The Optoma HD180 is about the same (and same price if you can find it).
The projector can throw an image up to 300 inches wide. I am projecting at 132 inches against a wall (not diagonally, but horizontally). Still no impact screen at this point.
@ Mike Antram - I'd love to see your images. Could you post them to the "custom golf rooms" forum they created?
Sean-- I think any projector that can achieve your desired screen size while maintaining good pic quality will work fine. for example, if a projector says it can give you a 500" screen size, dont necessarily do it.. keep it to a realistic size and the pic quality will be better. I keep my mat just far enough away that i dont cast a shadow on the screen while playing. I like jim r's post, i actually looked into the optoma projectors, and theyre awesome for the money i just happened to run across a great deal on craigs list. long story short, as long as it can hook up to your comp, and youre not pushing the screen size limits, youll be fine. By the way, keep cabling costs in mind.. i bought a 30' dvi cable for around 60 bucks while hdmi would have been far more expensive while there isnt really a huge difference in pic quality.