I think I already know the answer to my question, but am seeking the opinion of those more experienced - I'm a sound guy, not video. Our church is currently limping along with an old 1.5K-lumen Sharp XG-E3500u in the main sanctuary. We were recently donated an almost new Hitachi CP-WX625 4K lumen demo unit.
The projector ceiling mount is almost 30 feet above the floor, and I don't want to rent a lift to do the swap until I know things are going to work.
The problem we are running into is that the existing projector mount is almost 400 inches (33 ft.) from the 140"-wide 4:3 screen, and at that distance the image from the new projector is way too big. There are no really viable options for moving the projector mount closer, and I am told a replacement lens would far exceed our budget, which is about 6 dollars
Am I just out of luck here, or is there something I'm not considering?