Room Dimensions: 17'3" x 28'7" x 8' Tall (will be raising this to at least 9' hopefully 10', the room is above the garage and ceiling will have to follow the roof pitch).
Screen Size: 130" diagonal, 36" off the floor, probably be a Jamestown Budget screen 1.2 gain but open to other options.
1st row will be approx 14' from screen, second row will be approx 20' from screen on a 12" riser, bar counter top with stools directly behind second row seating.
Projector to be mounted from ceiling above the second row.
Ok, so basically I have read threads and threads on projectors on this site and another site and it only seems to add to my indecisiveness. Same with trying to use all the calculater from throw distance to riser height to seating distance. So first question is does my layout listed above work ok? It's not written in stone but I have framers coming out on Friday to raise the ceiling and build the riser and bar.
Do I have the projector mounted in the correct spot? I assume it needs to be out of the vision of the people seated. If I can raise the ceiling height would it make more sense to move the projector closer to the screen, maybe above the first row seats?
And now more importantly the projector. The room will be light controlled with black out curtains and dimmers on the cans, but some light in certain instances would be nice to have when viewing. 50% blu ray, 50% hd tv and sports (football and basketball). It will probably be 95% 2D and 5% on 3D. This will also be my first projector. So the budget for the projector is $5,000 although if quality is vastly suberb at the $10,000 range I might consider upgrading, but I think I read somewhere you really needed to go up to 15 or 20k to get a very noticable quality upgrade and that is completely out of the question. Thanks for the help!