Frustratingly, the cans aren't wired front half/back half. I thought maybe it would be easy to rewire so it was (the junction box is in a storage room just right of the picture, but my brother seemed to think it would be complicated to do as such.
I agree with lowering the screen. I also noted before posting the immediate glare on the ceiling at the projector. I am wondering if there is something I should do with the ceiling just off the lense?
Other than the fact the basement was already finished before I could start this project, not having a screen to see what will work or not is stressful. The orange peel texture is strong enough that I can't commit to a mental image of picture quality if it were flat.
I thought about DIY, but have two things keeping me from attempting that. One, I am not handy and the whole flattening/smoothing is scary, and two, It is harder to change should I decide on a different position, etc. The framed screen would give me some wiggle room to make moves and filling drill holes is easier than retexturing.
I came across this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A330XBNPFIPBVL
I am also going to call the electrician about rewiring too.
Last night I did some recon on ways to hide wiring in the event I move the receiver, etc from its current spot. I did find some pics of grey rooms with light grey screens as well as short/longer entertainment centers. If I had to, I could just put the receiver on the floor until I am ready to buy a different entertainment center.
Finally, I moved the sectional for better audio positioning. I am using OLD crappy front speakers for now, and my receiver needs a subwoofer RCA. I only have cable +/- with the my speakers, so I don't have the sub connected. I thought I could get a converter, but it looks like, even if I go +/- to rca, it may not work.
I am trying to be patient with the speakers and focus on the screen, but it is so hard, lol!