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I'm a newbie to projectors and could use some guidance here. I am trying to figure out what size screen is best for me based upon the following info:
I sit with my head no more than 9-10 ft away from the screen. I have 52 in. available in height for the screen, with masking (butting against ceiling).
I plan on watching 3/4 DVDs and 1/4 TV (with HDTV on the horizon). Half of my DVDs are 2.35:1 while the other are Enhanced for 16x9 (whatever the hell that number is).
Room can be pitch black if I want it to be. ECP-3500 crt projector is mounted from ceiling throwing onto a fixed screen. Plan on using an HTPC for scaling DVDs, NTSC, and receiving HDTV later.
So my question is, how do you handle the different heights/lengths for the different Ratios, and what sounds best for my situation?
In addition, I am planning on making the screen, with a shadowbox design. Shadowbox wood frame wrapped in Velour Black material(stapeled). Then a 2x4 screen/mounting frame that the screen material(?) is wrapped around the corners of and stapeled to. Then the Shadowbox frame goes over the screen/screen frame (frames overlap) and is screwed together from the backside. Total sructure would then be mounted to the studs of the wall.
I am currently looking in another thread for some good screen material, but any advice offered here would be a great welcome. Any advice on the construction; frame, design, masking width, shadow depth, would help a lot to!
Thanks for reading all of this. Like I said, this is all new to me so I appreciate any ideas/advice given. Thanks and have a good one!!
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