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post #1 of 2 Old 07-06-2012, 08:01 PM - Thread Starter
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Spent the last few days here on the forum researching, and hopeful I can get some expert help here.

My living room will have my 50" plasma on the wall, I want to drop down a screen in front of it for "movie night". It's got white walls and ceilings with a sliding glass door on the left of the room. Needless to say it isn't light controlled, although at night we can get a pretty dark room. Sometimes though movie nights particularly with kids start at 7pm and it doesn't get dark till 8:15pm.

So I need a ceiling mounted motorized screen (or a wall adapter that juts it out past the TV) I figure 6-10" out from the wall would be great. I had the 110" Da-Lite Model B 1.3 gain pull down a few years back with an Epson 8700ub and it was pretty good, except it was a pain in the butt to get the screen up for my wife. This time we'd like to go electric.

I'm now thinking of getting the Epson 5010e projector, with it sitting 14' back. Seating is at 11'. Wall to project on is 12' (door to garage is on the left) and ceiling is 8' high. The room is 18' wide with a sliding glass door on the left.

I've been looking at the monoprice 106" or 120" but am concerned it's only 1.0 gain. http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10829&cs_id=1082912&p_id=7932&seq=1&format=2

Visual Apex has a 120" for $350 that someone on craisglist is selling for $250 http://www.visualapex.com/Projector-Screens/Projector_Screen_Details.asp?chPartNumber=VAPEX9120SE

Then of course there's the firehawk which sounds like it's priced pretty high. Although sounds like they just came out with a lower priced CIMA line http://www.electronichouse.com/article/stewart_intros_more_affordable_cima_home_theaters_screens/ any ideas on prices on this?

This is a rental I'm in , so I'm not 100% sure what size my next home will accomodate. I think i'd like to keep the screen longterm but I thought that last time and ended up selling the da-lite for so little.

Given my room, and mostly movies with some daytime football games, what screen would you guys recommend?

I'm trying to figure this all out to figure out what A/V rack to get below the screen to sit my center channel Reference strada http://www.roundsound.com/reference-strada.php

I'd then mount my left/right speakers as well.
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So i think i'm settling on the mitsibushi HC9000

And after measuring things in the room at 11' seating and 13' throw I'm narrowing it to either a 110" or 106"

Stil dont' know what screen though. Vapex 106" screen tensioned http://www.visualapex.com/Projector-Screens/Projector_Screen_Details.asp?chPartNumber=VAPEX9106TN

Or the Da-lite cosmpolitan high contrast matte white at 1.1 gain?

some seats at the 11' distance will be closer to the edges of the screen so should i be concerned of the cone?
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