The PJ has to be lowered considerably to avoid his having to use excessive Vertical Lens shift.
The TS wants at least a 130" diagonal 16:9 screen, and envisions two rows of seats w/Riser
He also wants the screen as low on the wall as possible, but has been informed that unless he wants (can live with) a 2-step, 12"+ high riser, a 40" "bottom of the screen" height is as low as he can go.
So far by my estimate, the PJ needs to be mounted at a minimum of a 16" drop. A overriding issue it that he purchased a Mustang Mount. Usually it comes with up to a 22"s of extension, but it also is very "industrial" looking, and when it's at it's longest extension, it's really not too stable. However the TS speaks of needing to create an "adapter" to hang it lower, so what that entails I do not know. Yet.
In any case, his 130" diagonal 16:9 screen is going to be 64" x 113" and the PJ working at a suggested Throw of 11'-6" A "Floor-to-Screen" height of 40" puts the top of the Screen at 104", leaving it at a full 16" down from the Ceiling.
There is a Fan in the way to deal with. The TS needs to mount the W1070 at a minimal distance from the Screen to allow for the W1070 to deliver a dynamic image at 130" diagonal, but is made issue by the existing Fan.
The W1080ST would have been a better choice, especially due to the fact the TS wants to "game" with it. But that is moot at this conjecture.
Room Colors are to be considered, and the TS is willing to go with a darker Ceiling and muted walls. Yay.
I have suggested something like this.:
or something with more contrast between the Walls & Ceiling like this...
The point being that the TS doesn't need a Black Ceiling, nor uber-dark walls, just a good color combination that mutes reflected light.
Stewart Williams has a color called Peppercorn
, that can be either Lightened or Darkened to create a suitable contrast between Ceiling and Wall, yet color match perfectly without any fear of clashing.
They also have a color called Enduring Bronze
that can be adjusted likewise. (see 1st image above) The darkness of the paint as seen in the image is misleading....it simply absorbs light so well that under low illumination, it looks Black.
Here is the same shot as seen under full lighting:
Both are fairly "Significant Other" approved, leastwise over anything like "Black"
Acoustic wise, the speaker options / placement are a bit limited, but I would defer to those more "attuned" to using conventional speakers (Mr Big
) to advise the TS in that regard. Myself, I will remain "invisible".