Hello, I've been lurking here for months and trying to soak up all that I can, and there seems to be an incredible amount of knowledge floating around here.
I'm a remodeler by trade, and building my own theater, after working in some done by others
My room is 17' wide by 24' deep,with 10' ceilings totally light controlled, with the screen on one of the 17' walls.
I'd like to do a 135"ish diagonal 2.35 screen, and from what I'm reading, using a Panasonic AE8000u will allow me to do a CIH for 16:9 content as well.....(with some side masking)
Here is where I get confused, In all the reading and research I've done (a LOT), I can't figure out what the throw distance for the projector should be. The online calculator I've used says I need a brighter projector, but I've read of it being used in just this application at least twice.
I'm just about done with rough wiring, and I'd like to get this figured out, but its driving me crazy, not knowing where the projector should go.
Any help anyone could offer would be greatly appreciated.
Make sure you use 1x4 for the framing, 1x3 is pretty flimsey at this size even with two supports.