I'm building a HT in my new home and the screen is the last decision I have to make.
The room is 14.5x10.4 so I have 10'4", or 124" to work with. The room is going to be light controlled so I am not worried about the gain what so ever.
I have dark carpets, I'm thinking of doing black flat paint for the ceiling/screen wall and then another dark color for the remaining 3 walls. I want to avoid having the entire room black so that it can look somewhat appealing with the lights on. I'm guessing you won't even really notice the back wall being black since 90% of the wall will be covered by equipment and the screen.
I want the biggest screen I can get and am torn between doing a 110" and a 120" screen.
With a 120" screen the width will be - 104.6" viewing area with an additional 3-4" border on each side. This will bring the total width to 104.6+3.5+3.5 = 111.6". That leaves me with about 6 inches on both sides of the screen before the wall.
The 110" isn't much better but when you only have 6 inches to work with... every inch counts. The 110" screen would give an additional 2 inches on each side.
This brings me to my first question.
1) What do you guys suggest as far as screen size with that room?
The projector, lighting, throw distance, etc. is all irrelevant because the equipment and controlled lighting can handle whatever for that small of a room.
I want to avoid any glares from the walls.
My second question..
2) What screen brand should I shoot for?
All I need is a 1.0 gain. On my wish list from a year ago when dreaming up this room I had down a grand view fixed frame projector screen that cost $530. I don't know if that is overkill for what I'm doing. I want it to look nice in the room with a polished looking border. With my set up I don't need much from the actual screen itself. I obviously don't want cheap fabric that will crease or be falling apart in a year.
Any advice or experiences others have had with a similar situation would be appreciated.