so its been near a month and what started as a simple idea is has now mutated to an addicting bigger disease lol.
i haven't actually started anything but after researching and reading so far I've come to the conclusion, if i want to do this i want to do it right.
With this mindset i realize its going to take me much longer now then anticipated but i'll treat this project as a fine wine and let it age perfectly.
i started messing with a 3d model and built my room. Its not really to scale, and i found the program more tiring then anticipated but it gives a good sense in what im dealing with. feel free to laugh, its definitely not my best artwork.
the room is 22' long by 20' wide, with a linen space in the back room, making it somewhat upside down L shape. on the south wall are 2 sliding glass doors measuring 70"x80" (WxH). Across the that wall is a square archway leading to the kitchen (yellow) and that is 57"x80" (WxH). Also is a cutout to window like feature that is 60X40"(WxH) and thats is yellow too. It starts at about 4'9". Then theres the bedroom door that goes to the master bedroom. the ceiling is flat and 8' high.
Since theres so much exposure in this room, i decided to get quotes on blackout shades. Nothing to fancy, but all motorized. figuring that there would probably be days where i want to watch something during the daylight, i not only got a quote on the doors, but as well as the to cutouts leading to the kitchen. This way i hopefully get an as close to possible blackout.
i've been looking into motorized screens and am so far leaning to the Vutech Lectric 3 series. Because I dont want just the metal bar hanging above my tv I am also looking into adding a soffit in the room. It started off as maybe on one wall but after looking into threads i like the light rope idea and will now wrap it around the room. I have it measured out so far as being 8" down and about 12" out. This will have room for the housing unit. I'm thinking of starting with a 16:9 screen and leaving space incase i add a 2.35:1 in the future.
That leaves screen size and throw. I'm thinking the throw will be 14' ceiling mounted. So far im thinking of the pj being the sony 95es or 50es. With blackout shades and blu/grey walls i'm hoping theres enough light control for those pjs. i was interested in the ae8000 because i already own panasonic glasses but i stiull find myself leaning to the sonys.
this is where im at. i'll probably start up a underconstruction thread whenever i start.