I just built a house with a dedicated theater room and rather than have the homebuilder put in their cookie cutter system, I decided to research online and do my own.
I would really like to do 2.35, but it looks very complicated compared to ordering a nice (Epson 9700UB or comparable) projector and an Elite Screen in 16:9.
My situation is that I have a large room (except for the 8 foot ceilings) and completely controlled lighting. It is 19' 6" wide by 25' deep. I will be painting the room with dark (brown, probably) flat paint, including the ceilings. The carpet is a tan color.
I have plenty of wall to go 2.35 in a good screen size, hoping to go at least 60 inches tall and maybe even 66 inches tall if I go with 2.35.
However, it doesn't appear to be as simple as ordering a 2.35 screen and choosing "just scan" on my PS3 with a 2.35 movie.
Can anyone point me in the direction of some tried and true setups for this? I'd like to keep costs reasonable, but I still want a nice setup. I mentioned that I am looking at the Epson 9700UB, but I am open to other projectors.
Are there projectors with 2.35 built in, or is it strictly an "add a anamorph lens" kind of scene right now?
Also, at the risk of breaking this into two parts - but in a very controlled setting as I have described - what would you recommend for a screen? I am very wary of the gray screens, but I'm pretty sure I don't need a high gain screen. Would a 1.0 or 1.1 screen be a good safe compromise?
Thanks for any help you can provide.