Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC
congratulations on joining the theater club.
You already know the answers to all your questions, even with a gray screen the darker you can make the room the better the blacks will be on a projected image. Remember a black object on the screen is just a section of screen with nothing being shown on it. Any light reflected back to screen will determine how black your gray screen will appear.
wood paneling is very reflective and the clarity of the dialog will suffer due to side and rear wall reflections. time to read up on acoustical treatments.
As for your short throw projector. Why? are you planning coffee table placement? it will need to be mounted between your first row and the screen. The lens will need to be between 6ft and 7'-3" from the screen either on a table or from the ceiling. It also does not have any lens shift so finding the exact spot will be a little tricky.
Thank you BIG, let me answer.
The short throw is for video games. The longer the throw, the more lag in the games. Don't know how long I will be in this space, probably will be smaller where I go eventually.
While no lens shift, some people have problems, while others do not. Will using this Sanus projector mount help me fine tune in the picture to the screen?
Sanus VMPR1 - Tilt &, Swivel Ceiling Mount For TV projectors up to 50 lbs. (Silver Finish)The VisionMount VMPR1 is a tilt and swivel ceiling mount for projectors up to 50 lbs. Independent roll, yaw and pitch adjustment settings make set up and alignment easy, and a quick-release mechanism allows servicing of filters and bulbs without refocusing or realigning. Solid heavy-gauge steel construction adds strength and stability, and hardware-hiding bezels offer a sleek, high-tech look. Versatile mount design is compatible with more than 95% of all DLP and LCD projectors on the market. Includes 7", extension pipe.
Yes? Will I need to use the 7" extension pipe.
Ok, when looking at the screen in the room. There is a fireplace w/brick chimney on the left side of the room out from the wall 1.5'. On the right side of the room while facing the screen, there is a large 110" picture window(the basement is 100% out of sunlight from 2pm on, no room lighting worries from outside). I plan to use these panel drapes on them.
2x per window/projector screen, 4 panels total hung in the room. Is this a bad idea(for sound)? I don't see how since the window drapes will be closed while the projector screen drapes will be open.
Ok, so both side walls are not wood paneling. The back wall is about 30% paneling because the stairs are behind that to go upstairs. It's closed off into a room however. I'm not worried about side or back wall reflections. More worried about the white ceiling and carpeting. Both are a flat white.
I was thinking of getting a burgundy rug that would lay between the projector screen and the table/HT furniture. This should help with screen darkness?
I don't know what if anything to do about the ceiling.
FYI, My audio is above par starting with new ML ESL's that are about half broken in. I plan to have someone out about sound treatments. But I don't know where they'd go?
Thank you very much.