Need help on screen for apartment - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 06-19-2013, 09:19 PM - Thread Starter
heed316's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Rochester Hills, MI
Posts: 135
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
So I bought the BenQ W1070 and need a little advice on what kind of screen I should go for. I live in an apartment (just moved in to this one a few days ago so don't mind the mess) and am trying to figure out what my best placement, screen size, and screen type I should use. There will be a fair bit of ambient light as there are only vertical blinds on the windows. I may get some type of curtains to knock down the light, but for the most part this projector will be used in the evenings only as I'm gone all day.

This is the wall I want to have the screen on (TV would be moving somewhere else):

I can paint the wall or hang a screen. Which would be better?

This is the wall I'm going to have the projector on:

I'm thinking I'm going to have to have it mounted somewhere above that opening (about 8ft up I believe). The distance from wall to wall is only about 11.5ft, so that leaves the viewing distance a little bit closer than that. Ceiling mounting the projector is tough as they are vaulted ceilings, unless i went further back where the ceiling is flat.

More pictures are here.

So I guess what I'm asking is this:

1) Would I be better off getting some type of material, painting it, then hanging that on the wall or just painting the wall itself? I've seen the threads on the various DIY mixtures, but I'm not sure which one would be the most ideal for my environment.
2) What would be a good size screen to have for how my apartment is setup?
3) Any input on mounting the projector given the layout of the room.

Thanks to anyone who helps here!
heed316 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 06-20-2013, 02:21 PM
DIY Granddad (w/help)
MississippiMan's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Byhalia, Mississippi. Waaaay down in the Bottoms
Posts: 19,022
Mentioned: 104 Post(s)
Tagged: 6 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2171 Post(s)
Liked: 981
Send a message via Skype™ to MississippiMan
122" diagonail 106" x 60"

Throw anywhere from 10' 6" to 12' 6" (Lens Face to opposite wall.

Paint the wall with RS-MM-LL so you can roll it on.

I would place the PJ centered on the wall area you want the screen, and inverted onto the "Cubby Hole" ceiling using a Chief RPA-O Mount

Immerse yourself in a big screen...and when the time comes to move, remove the Trim, and roll over the Screen paint.

"They said it couldn't be done. Well, we sure showed 'em otherwise!"
HAS Advanced Audio and Imaging Solutions...Audio Transducers & Projection Screen Coatings
MississippiMan is offline  
Sponsored Links
Reply DIY Screen Section

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off