I don't know if anybody is in here, but I just want to put this down so I can say that at least I thought about it. I was wondering if it was at all possible to a projector in my room. Now please just don't say "hell yea, get a 110" screen and be done." I have constraints. First is that I normally watch TV with someone else who does not like a huge screen. It makes this person dizzy. So my plan was to keep my 42" plasma for when I watch TV with this person, but when I am by myself, I can use the projector. So that means that the screen would come down in front of my TV stand. That would put it at about 7-8 feet from my main seat. At that distance, I am thinking that a 65" screen would look nice. Going from a 42" to a 65" is quite the jump in my room.
But here are the rubs. If you look in my thread, you will see that I have treatments on my back wall. That would not allow me to place the projector center on the back wall. Also, and more importantly, I have a ceiling fan in the center of my room. So that also makes center mounting a projector very problematic. The only way this would work is if I could set the projector off center and to the left of my treatments. But if I do that I would need to find a projector that has lens shift that would allow me to center the image.
Another issue is heat. first, I think if I keep the ceiling fan on its lowest setting it would not affect the screen(make it flap) but you never know. It would only be me or maybe me and 1 or two friends when I use the screen. I do have a floor standing fan that is pretty good and does a nice job of cooling the room on its own that I could use. But aside from the screen moving, I really can't introduce any more heat in the room. I know of two projectors that are not that bad price wise, one is even wireless which would be a big bonus, but I think they would generate a lot extra heat in the room. I think an LCD projector would introduce too much heat into the room. I don't know if LED
projectors are any better. The mounting option might be to move my ceiling treatments forward a bit and drop the projector so it shines right below my fan. As you can see, it's not a clear cut answer. I would appreciate any thoughts on this. Whether I should to try and do it, or my constraints just make it more work then it's worth. Again, I wanted to just write this down so at least I got it out of my head. Which is a dangerous place to be in
One more idea. Most people have their projectors up high on or near the ceiling. Is it possible to lower the mounting of it so it's almost a straight shot to the screen? Just putting ideas out there. Whether they work is another matter altogether.