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I want to put the L/R and center speakers behind the screen because I want to have the largest size screen possible in a 10 feet (120") wall where the screen will be placed. It may sound crazy but I want to have a 105" screen (105" horizonally) on this small wall.
In order for me to do this, I have to put the speakers behind the screen. However, I do really want to watch 3D movies (in passive 3D glasses).

What screen (brand or types) should I get for 3D movies as well as 2D? I want the best so money is not really an issue.

I am also considering 4K projectors (with passive 3D glasses) in the future so if there is a screen that is more future proof, I would like to consider that also.
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I want to put the L/R and center speakers behind the screen because I want to have the largest size screen possible in a 10 feet (120") wall where the screen will be placed. It may sound crazy but I want to have a 105" screen (105" horizonally) on this small wall.
In order for me to do this, I have to put the speakers behind the screen. However, I do really want to watch 3D movies (in passive 3D glasses).

What screen (brand or types) should I get for 3D movies as well as 2D? I want the best so money is not really an issue.

I am also considering 4K projectors (with passive 3D glasses) in the future so if there is a screen that is more future proof, I would like to consider that also.

What projector are you currently using? Would need to know that, so that Foot Lamberts for 3D can be calculated. If using something like the Sony VW1000, you would have a few choices. I would stick with some thing like Screen Excellence Enlightor 4K or SMX for woven or if you wanted a little more brightness, then the Stewart ST130 G3 with microperf. If we can help you, give us a call.

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Several thoughts come to mind... but are not screen recommendations.
1) Make sure you are comfortable with your viewing distance so that your viewing angle is not too wide (either 'scope screen OR 16:9 AR screen). See this link for more info on viewing distances vs. screen size.
2) If you are planning on 3D with passive glasses, make sure that any (especially acoustic transparent) screen material does not alter the polarization of the two light "channels". There are several posts in the forum (but I don't recall where) regarding 3D polarization with front projection. Try searching on 3D polarization in the screen forum.
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Knowing your projector would really help. I'm a big fan of Stewart and their microperf screens. 3D is pretty tough. For example I'm working on a project for a customer of mine who wanted a 140" 2.35 screen and either a JVC x30/x70 projector. Even in a media room with controlled lighting, the projectors aren't able to put out enough brightness for 3D. We are looking into other options including the Digital Projection Cine 3D, but it's tough since it's 18k.

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The problem is that I still don't know which passive 3D projector that I want to get.

I am thinking of the LG CF3D projector.

I am only interested in passive 3D projector.

I just want to get the screen first since electronics changes so quickly. Screens are more stable...at least is what I am thinking...I may be wrong though.

The throw distance is pretty short since it is a small room. The wall where the screen will be is only 10 feet across. However, I want a widest as possible and I am thinking of maybe 105-110" screen (measure horizontally).

I like to experience that big visual effects.

Oh, if a solid screen is better, then I may have to go with thin left and right speakers since I won't have enough room on the sides if I want a 110" screen on a 10' wall. Is there any such good movie thin speakers?
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Several more thoughts...
1) You really need to determine on what your throw distance will be, especially if you're aiming (no pun) for a large (i.e. wide) screen. The projector's lens will determine how wide an image you can expect based on the throw distance. Too close (shorter throw distance) and it may not fill the screen you want. Projectorcentral.com's calculator will help, provided you have some idea of projector and your room's depth.
If your room is very shallow and you can't give up any space behind the screen, AND you have the capability to cut into your screen wall, you can go with in-wall LCRs. Triad or Jamo offer in-walls that are pretty decent.
In general from what I've read here, people tend to select and purchase a proj first, then try out several screen sizes and aspect ratios using bedsheets, white polyester fabric, or whatever before they actually purchase a screen.
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Several more thoughts...
1) You really need to determine on what your throw distance will be, especially if you're aiming (no pun) for a large (i.e. wide) screen. The projector's lens will determine how wide an image you can expect based on the throw distance. Too close (shorter throw distance) and it may not fill the screen you want. Projectorcentral.com's calculator will help, provided you have some idea of projector and your room's depth.
If your room is very shallow and you can't give up any space behind the screen, AND you have the capability to cut into your screen wall, you can go with in-wall LCRs. Triad or Jamo offer in-walls that are pretty decent.
In general from what I've read here, people tend to select and purchase a proj first, then try out several screen sizes and aspect ratios using bedsheets, white polyester fabric, or whatever before they actually purchase a screen.



+1 Room dimensions/seating distances would help.
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