Originally Posted by Indpowr
LOL, it was a long weekend..
I have a painter and gave him the gun specs that you suggested.
I will most likely use SyFrabics for the black edges. Only part I am confused about is how to lay it out since I see most are using 2.35 but not sure how that works when you have movies like avatar and tron that change aspect ratios during the film.
A mid-film change will leave you stuck unless you decide to change parameters at the Pj itself. But there are several methods to optimize the use of any/each Format. Some simple and cost effective...some complex and expensive. If size matters, then dropping down significantly in screen height when switching from 16:9 to 2.35:1 isn't going to leave you very happy, let alone satisfied.
I look at your Screen wall and see 16' (192") wide x 96" high w/45 degree angle up right that comes 6-8" down from the ceiling.
144" diagonal = 126" across x 71" high **
96" minus 71" = 25" Place Screen's bottom edge at 18" off Floor, leaving 10" between top edge of Screen and Ceiling. Or crowd the Ceiling with a 6" spacing and gain another 4" at the bottom edge out to 22' off the Floor.
Side to side.... no issues there with dark Side Walls and 33" distance between each of the side edges of the Screen and each Side Wall
Throw distance is 19'. PJ Mount Chief RPA 168 w/Peerless ACC 570 ceiling Plate and 2" Threaded Nipple. ( Bottom of PJ is just 7" down off the ceiling )**
Now here is something to consider. With all that extra "Screen Wall Width", you could
go with a 69" x 162" 2.35:1 Screen (176" diagonal), that gives you a 69" x 123" (141" diagonal) in 16:9.
While there's not a whole huge loss of height and width in 16:9 ( 3" both ways ), there is a tremendous gain in width and height in 2.35:1 that equals a 176" diagonal as well as a gain of almost 20" per side of viewable area.
That's called "Constant Image Height" and even at 162" of Screen width, you still have room (30" Total...15" each side. )to have a simple Travis Rod "Pull type" Black Velvet Curtain Mask you can pull in to frame the 16:9 content.
If course this is dependent upon you getting a PJ with at least H&V Lens Shift capability. The 5010 has that...is brighter than the 3010 with extremely better Contrast. if your really going to get value for performance...I strongly suggest that the 5010 is to be considered.
Otherwise, get a Epson 8700, because that can do this job almost every bit as good (almost) as the 5010, and better than the 3010.