In a prior media room, I just got some no-name projector brand off eBay and it worked perfectly fine for my needs. But, that was a much more "normal" home theatre setup, whereas here I'm maxing out the capabilities of the Epson 8700. So, would I be shooting myself in the foot if I did that again? If so, what sort of screen should I be ordering?
The center in-wall speaker will be covered by the screen -- is that an issue for sound quality? I'm not sure how well sound passes through the screen fabric.
Any advice would be HUGELY appreciated -- I'm pretty desperate to get the screen ordered so I can start enjoying the room.
You will need an acoustically transparent screen to have the center channel behind the screen fabric. If you are getting an AT screen, I would go ahead and all the front three speakers behind the screen for a more cinematic experience.
Can anyone tell me how I go about buying a screen of this size? I've been scouring the internet and can't find anything. Are there companies that sponsor/support this board that I can go to?
I'm really pretty desperate for help. Should I update the first post with more information about what I need?
For your projector to work with an AT screen that is 140" wide, you are going to have to go with a microperf screen with some gain. I would not look at anything with less than 1.5 gain. This size and type of screen will cost much more than your projector. Personally, I would look at a smaller screen for that projector. If you would like some more advice, please email me.
just like mjg said. The size seems a bit big for the projector. You will definitely be stretching it's limits. We carry different manufacturers that can attack different budget points. Feel free to contact us for pricing.