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Just seeking some advice from the guys who know it better then anyone else! I want a projector screen in my living room, it's a new build and I will be having blinds built in the windows so blacking out the room will be decent. What is the best possible screen size image you would recommended? The ceilings are 9 feet high. Thanks in advance !
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Will the screen go on the right wall where the TV is indicated in the layout? Viewing distance looks like around 12 feet, then. From 12 feet you can go pretty big. The bigger concern might be having enough light for a big screen. Even if you close the blinds, there will probably be some ambient light - so there's too many variables for me to say.

What else can you tell us? Motorized screen or fixed? Where will/can the projector go? Will the dining room windows also have blinds, is there a street light out there? Are you looking for 3D? How about a budget? Sports and games and daytime viewing, or night movie time only?
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Yes, where the TV is located on the image. This floor plan is in the process of being built so i have some time to change anything slightly. Im going to mount the projector on the ceiling near the kitchen. I dont care for 3D, and my budget...I think i would be pleased with something similiar to my old projector (panasonic AE4000. A motorized screen would be good (retract down infront of a flat screen mounted on the wall for day time viewing. However during sporting events or possible movies during the day time I would like to make the room dark enough for projector use.
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Big as you can fit in the room.

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At least 120", could handle 135".

The best window treatments for room darkening are insulated roman shades with magnets on the edges for sealing. Unfortunately they tend to look bunchy when retracted so the WAF is a challenge. You can go with gray screens or one of the xpensive light tolerant ones like Black Diamond. They help, but don't expect a miracle.
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Big as you can fit in the room.

That's usually how I think tongue.gif


But in my case my theater build is planned to be 24X32 24' being the wide. I don't think I can do a 24 foot wide screen.

From 12ft for first row, (3 rows total) what is the right size ?

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It depends on sight lines and ceiling height, as well as the room width. You need to look at the whole picture -- there is no one-size-fits-all answer for this. You may be limited by the height of screen that will work, given 3 rows, riser heights, etc.
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