Hello all. I'm getting a projector as a birthday present because everyone knows I'm like Gollum in a cave when it comes to watching movies - albeit on a 13" laptop. I've been perusing this site obsessively for the past week and am convinced of going the DIY screen route. However, I am working in S. Korea and don't have access to supplies that are commonplace in America. So, before ordering materials and assuming, it seems that I should consult you INSANELY knowledgeable enthusiasts.
-Room: 12 width (wall to wall) x 14 length (kitchen facing blacked out window) studio with 8 foot celings covered in reflective white wallpaper over concrete (bleh!). Bed and/or couch can be arranged in any fashion
-Projector: Under $1500 - I like reviews on the MitsHC4000 since I have no rainbow issues, but am open to others.
I have no problem leaving the projector on the ground or on a shelf if necessary.
-Material: 90% 1080p movies, 10% HDTV shows
-Light Control: Completely dark - minus the reflective walls!
1. What kind of screen and max size would suite me best given my situation?
Acoustical transparency is not at all a concern - only picture quality (and to some degree, hassle).
If doubled up and unpainted matte silver and white spandex is going to get me 90% of the best painted options, I'm willing to go for it. But, I don't know if that's the case. Painting might be a pain due to accessibility of supplies but I'm not unwilling.
2. What projector will suit me accordingly?
3. Any suggestions in general that can improve my experience?
Please help! Movies are my life and I want that "Holy S#@!" impact for me and my roommates (don't ask...) after setting everything up. Thanks in advance. You guys are awesome btw!