I'm looking to install a fixed frame screen. I got a great deal on a Benq W1070 proejctor. It's in a basement with no windows. The couch is about 17 feet back, so looking to buy as big of a screen that makes sense. The walls will be a deep RED color.
So I've measured 116inches wide (9.7 feet), and 85" tall (7.1 feet). I purchased some Monoprice in-wall speakers that are 10" wide, so i'm left with 96" in width for a screen, unless I mount the fronts above or below the screen, which i heard is not ideal. Or I could buy an accoustic screen perhaps
So my question, how wide I can go without about the light reflecting on the side-walls or something like that. Would 12" on each side be okay? Geek squad was out and said the max I could do was 92", but I decided i'm not having them do any of this work since they only screen they wanted to sell me after a home theater consultation was the Screen Innovations Black Diamond screen for $2500, and from what I read in a light controlled room like my basement, it would be overkill for such a bright projector. I digress
Being a newbie, I'm open to all opinions, and thanks for your help!