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post #1 of 5 Old 10-02-2013, 07:33 PM - Thread Starter
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Looking for opinions, or perspective from anyone that has setup this way.  My room is in final build stage - 20' x 24' x 10' with 1st row ~ 11.5' from screen 2nd row ~ 18.25' and bar seating behind that.

want 140" wide 2.35:1 screen, but option for 16:9 HDTV and occasional movie. 

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Looking for opinions, or perspective from anyone that has setup this way.  My room is in final build stage - 20' x 24' x 10' with 1st row ~ 11.5' from screen 2nd row ~ 18.25' and bar seating behind that.
want 140" wide 2.35:1 screen, but option for 16:9 HDTV and occasional movie. 

Due to the ever lower price of projectors these days and the unchanged cost of an automated sliding mechanism for the lens, that seems like it might be a good option (you could even do a fixed CineVista lens if you want for the 2.35:1 image). Dual screens can also be cheaper than one screen with an automated masking system.
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Assuming you have an anamorphic lens and depending on how far away your projector is from the screen, you may want to consider a curved screen. They look super cool and are functional in that they remove the pincushion effect from the lens. I have found that less light gets reflected off the side walls because of the curve. FWIW I have a 138" curved DIY 2.35:1 screen. For 16:9 you could get a manual or automatic (expensive) setup. I'm going to make some panels wrapped in velvet and either use earth magnets to hold them in place or find a way to hang them.

Here's a link to a few pics I posted:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/842769/the-official-seymourav-center-stage-screen-thread/1980

I used Seymour AV Centerstage XD material. All in the screen cost around $350 iirc.

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Another option might be the Elite Peregrine Twin series screen with both 16.9 and 2.35 screens in one;

http://www.elitescreens.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=15&catid=1&Itemid=19&lang=en

But the largest screen is 133 inch.
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Have my material and will be installing a 144" x 81" screen - will think a bit about if it should curve or be flat.  I have a box frame that will include curtains to allow masking on sides and top - may add mask for bottom if it bothers me.  My real concern is how to display 16x9 content at constant height - that will now be later project as initial screen will support 16x9 at same width as 2.35:1 content, although I think it will be too large for front row - might pick up an Epson 200 for smaller 16:9 viewing (main projector will be Epson 5030 or 6030

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