Thanks for the help!
The projector is mounted on a shelf, just installed, above the seating position. The lens is about equal to the top of the screen, maybe a bit below. This projector has a auto position adjust, where it seems to just tilt the entire lens up and down via the remote. (not sure if most do, my last one did not have this - it was a samsung, 7 something I think)
I have one row of seating, and it is about 11' feet wide. The room is basically square, and there is a walkway on one side. So the couch is about 11 feet width, with 4 feet on one side and 1.5 or so on the other. The projector, (and soon screen), is positioned over center of seating area.
So my throw is abt 15', seating is about 11' wide, viewing distance abt 14', but could push back to about 16', or up to about 12' if needed. And the room is about 16-17' wide.
90% of my viewing is movies, dvd and blu ray, if that make a difference.
Would a gain that high give me "hot-spotting"? I understand this concept, but have no idea about real world workings.
Haha, are you guys laughing at how uneducated people can be in regards to some things.
I appreciate your patience!