Guys, I'm hoping you can help, it's been a while.
14' throw, 11' seating, no light control, white walls, sliding glass door on left
I used to have the Epson 8700UB w/ Da-Lite Model B 1.3 gain screen 2 yrs ago, and have been without anything for last 2. I liked the epson btw.
Now I'm back but things looks like they've advanced.. I want to have y 50" plasma as day to day, and have a screen drop down in front of it at night for movie night and sunday football (what I did last time). This is the living room, not dedicated HT. The home is a rental and I expect in 2 yrs I'll be moving. I'd like to think I'll keep this system but that's not certain.
Projector will sit on a shelf 14' from screen, seating is 11' back. Wall is 12' wide where screen will be (garage door to the left). White walls, and a sliding glass door with vertical blinds on the left wall.
Movies at night sometimes start before it gets fully dark
So that being said, what should I get these days? 3D would be kinda cool, more for me then the kids
For screen, what size would you recommend? 106" or 120"? Thoughts on the monoprice screens motorized drop down or Vapex visual apex, or go back to the Da-Lite? Or do I invest in a high end like firehawk.
More important is which projector? I was thinking the Epson 5010 or the BenQ W7000, but also see the Mitsubishi HC9000D online for $3K (from a list of $10K? what am I missing?)
Anyway, would love your advice on both projector and screen. Budget is about $4k