I am just getting into setting up my own home theater with a new projector I bought. Naturally, I'm trying to save some money by doing it myself.
Acer H6510BD ~ 3000 ANSI Lumens
13' throw distance in the room
Naturally I want as big a screen as possible because I will be moving into a bigger living room in the future. I want to allow for having a longer throw distance in the future without changing the screen. Here is what I was thinking for material and size (I used this nifty calculator http://www.projectorcentral.com/Acer-H6510BD-projection-calculator-pro.htm)
Carl's ProGray Projector screen material (71"x126") 144" Diagonal
Will this be too large of a screen for such a short throw distance?
Will I be able to notice the difference between gray and white screen material in low ambient light settings?
I am primarily concerned about the darkness of darker colors and would like to maximize performance (as I'm sure everyone does). I'm renting so I can't modify the wall or I would paint it. I've read a few threads and it seems some people buy the material before asking questions, which I am trying to avoid, so any advice you can offer would be awesome!
Also any articles or threads you can offer that show an example of using the ProGray material (if that is my best choice) would be much appreciated as well.