Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Near St. Loser, Misery
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I didn't know that about the HD33. I have the manuals for both units here and really hadn't looked through them thoroughly.
I have 8ft ceilings, I guess if I went with the HD33 I'd need to get the Cinetension model with the extra 24 inches of drop. That will cost a few more $$s, which doesn't help my case with the wife. I'm still not sure about how far from the ceiling the actual screen should start. I think the case for the Cinetension is 5 inches + a 6 inch drop. So a total of 11 inches from the ceiling. The room is 12 feet wide and I want the largest screen I can get with out blocking the 2 floor standing speakers in front. So it's looking like 110-120 inches. I don't want to try to get an acoustically transparent screen either as that would also inflate the total cost of doing this.
The room is 17ft long, and I guess the screen would be placed at about 2 1/2 to 3 ft from the wall, in front of the entertainment system. So I'm throwing the image about 13 to 14 feet or so. From the chart I saw posted somewhere, the 3010 should work out well in that situation. Not sure about the HD33.
I've also been looking at the Focupix thread to see if that's a viable screen option. Seems like the Cinetension would be a better choice from what I'm reading.
I did present my idea to the wife over dinner ... at first it was "you're nuts!" but within a couple of minutes she actually thought it was a great idea after I explained that the living room would retain it's look and the screen will be ceiling mounted to be brought down when we wanted to watch a movie.