I know this happens all the time, buttt........I am considering a revision to my plan.
I have been really excited for a scope screen since the beginning of the build, but my room is really width limited. In 2.35:1 setup, the screen will be about 115" diagonal, which I think will be great. But that means that for 16:9 material, my screen will only be about 94" diagonal.
I went to AndreasMergner's house last week and he has a 135" diagonal 16:9 screen. My eyes almost popped out. That size is most-likely too big for me, but I think I need to land somewhere between 94" and 135". This means that I'm considering switching to a 16:9 screen. And I am blaming part of this on Andreas
Dennis is going to hate me.
I don't know how significant of a revision this is going to be, or if it is even feasible. I don't pretend to understand viewing angles or riser height etc. but I'm thinking that I may ask Dennis to help me with revising my plan to a 16:9 screen. (I'm pretty confident that it's quite a bit more complicated than simply plopping a 16:9 screen up there instead of 2.35:1.) This way I'll still get a good sized 2.35:1 image (although I will have to deal with letterboxing) and the 16:9 image size will be much more satisfactory.
Trying to emphasize the positive...I haven't built the riser or screen wall yet.
One other problem this may fix is my projector location issue. I have a pretty long throw distance for my projector price range (~22' and somewhere around/under $7K). I was going to have to put the projector in the room as opposed to back in the equipment room because I couldn't project a small enough 16:9 image from that far away. If I increase the 16:9 image size, I think I should be able to get the PJ back into the equipment room (although I also have to consider (aka learn about) light output and whether I can locate the PJ that far back). That's a big positive for me. When I was at Andreas' house, I was totally impressed with the quietness of his room (even though he has his PJ in the room...but his PJ is much quieter than my current turbo-prop).