Originally Posted by jaday
I am looking for my first projector / screen setup. I have a dedicated bonus room with an available throw distance of about 17' and flexible seating distance, but looking at around 14'. The only window in the room is going to be behind the screen. I watch 75% movies, and would love to go cinemascope if possible with the Panny 4K. However, I'm in a conundrum about what I can do with covering this window.
I have a similarly situation as Jaday, my viewing distance is about 16 feet and the place where I want to put the screen has french door behind the screen area that is about 92 inch width x 89 inch height. Unfortunately my room is a multiuse living room, so I have to deal with the WAF (wife approval factor).
I was planning to make a manual pull down 128 x 72 inch (16:9 aspect ratio) screen with Da-Lite AudioVision acoustically transparent screen.
As I mentioned before my room is not a dedicated home theater and I really don’t want to shut down permanently the French door, and even if I wanted my wife will not allow that, so for shutting down the light coming from it I’m planning to install an electrical pull down hurricane protection shutter, this completely shut down the light and I can open it or close it whenever I want. (Jaday this might work for you too).
So far I have everything covered, but here is something that I don’t know if it will work. The door behind the screen has white glazing bars and frames and the wall behind the screen is painted in bone color. I know that to setup a perforated screen you need to have the wall behind the screen painted with a dark color, the darkest the better, but since it’s a living room my wife (yes, my wife again) will not allow me to paint the wall with any dark color, so what I’m planning to do is to get some black speaker grille cloth and somehow attach it to the screen so it can comes up a down with the screen. I really don’t know if this will work well for either audio or video, so please let me know your opinions.
Thank you guys.
P.S.: Jaday, sorry for borrowing your thread without notice, I’ll give it back as soon as possible.