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Evening gentlemen,

I am planing on buying my entire home theater setup tonight. This will be a projector setup for gaming, movies, and possibly regular jack in the wall cable. Im going to be buying this Optoma HD65 but as I was painting my walls this week, I realized my walls are in terrible condition and not fit for a nice looking view. So Ive decided a need a screen, good choice right?

SO I wanna make sure Im buying the right stuff.

Optoma HD65 projector
http://www.consignia.ca/product/1929...I_1093674.html

92" screens, they have 2 for sale, one open box panoview 92", one grandview new 92", one $50 more expensive than the other.

http://www.consignia.ca/product/1929...X_1101201.html
http://www.consignia.ca/product/1929...n_1181993.html

Is one better than the other?? The room will be completely black

Now Ive never had a projector before, so I dont know if Im doing the math or setup right here. My room is 12 X 10 X 9' high. Im going to be shining from one end of the 12' room to the other, with the projector mounted up high on a DIY shelf perhaps? (how close to the ceiling should it be??) and the screen mounted as high to the ceiling as possible on the other side of the room. using this calulcator

http://www.projectorcentral.com/Opto...calculator.htm

I put the throw @ 11', and with a TINY bit of zoom, I get 92" diagonal

I just need to know if they will work together and what to go with here.

Any advice on the setup of the projector and its placement Id appreciate, right now Im in the mindset to build a shelf for it and my xbox up high on the wall..... appreciate any help
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Found an even better calc, it gives some info on the screen placement and projector height in relation to the screen, looks like im gonna have to mount the projector real high up as I want the projector screen really close to the ceiling, as high as I can get it anyways
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You are not planning on putting this top side up on a shelf near the ceiling, right?

See this for how it would need to be mounted: http://www.optomausa.com/distancecalculator.asp
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I just read your other thread so you do know it would have to be upside down to project down the opposing wall, right? I apologize if I have misunderstood your intentions.
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nope, lost me, what do you mean. I wanna build a shelf/wall unit mid height of the wall and have the screen at the upper part of the ceiling on the other side of the 12' long room

Projector has to be upside down??
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Which screen is best of the 2 I posted aswell
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Projector has to be upside down??

If the projector is up high, it has to project down on the wall. If it low, like on a table, it will project up on the wall.

As Reconlabtech mentioned in your other thread, if you build a shelf up there, it has to be mounted upside down on the bottom of it (or preferably ceiling mounted).
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Any advice on whether I should go with either screen or if just a painted piece of board/drywall would be best??
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I'm happy with my blackout cloth. I bought the blackout cloth and a yard of black felt to make a border. I used staples to hold it all to the wall. It only cost $25 for all of that, so if you want to try it before you spend a lot on anything else, you can try that.
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Evening gentlemen,

I am planing on buying my entire home theater setup tonight. This will be a projector setup for gaming, movies, and possibly regular jack in the wall cable. Im going to be buying this Optoma HD65 but as I was painting my walls this week, I realized my walls are in terrible condition and not fit for a nice looking view. So Ive decided a need a screen, good choice right?

SO I wanna make sure Im buying the right stuff.

Optoma HD65 projector
http://www.consignia.ca/product/1929...I_1093674.html

92" screens, they have 2 for sale, one open box panoview 92", one grandview new 92", one $50 more expensive than the other.

http://www.consignia.ca/product/1929...X_1101201.html
http://www.consignia.ca/product/1929...n_1181993.html

Is one better than the other?? The room will be completely black

Now Ive never had a projector before, so I dont know if Im doing the math or setup right here. My room is 12 X 10 X 9' high. Im going to be shining from one end of the 12' room to the other, with the projector mounted up high on a DIY shelf perhaps? (how close to the ceiling should it be??) and the screen mounted as high to the ceiling as possible on the other side of the room. using this calulcator

http://www.projectorcentral.com/Opto...calculator.htm

I put the throw @ 11', and with a TINY bit of zoom, I get 92" diagonal

I just need to know if they will work together and what to go with here.

Any advice on the setup of the projector and its placement Id appreciate, right now Im in the mindset to build a shelf for it and my xbox up high on the wall..... appreciate any help

That one in your link is refurbished. You know you can get a brand new one for $5 cheaper at Amazon? Plus, does that site charge shipping? Free shipping if you buy it from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000XOKZ8U?...WN5544A57A7EQ&
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Im in canada, and that is canadian prices on the site i listed, with free shipping.

Amazon.com doesnt ship to canada
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I think you better be absolutely certain that any DLP is going to work in your room. Before you worry about screen and projector combinations, do some calculations to make sure your chosen projector will actually be watchable in your room. Remember that LPs in this price range have absolutely no lens shift. I can tell you right off the bat that you're not going to be mounting this projector mid height on the back wall. Part of your projected image will be on the ceiling. In addition, if you want to watch cable, you're going to need a cable box as none of these projectors will have a built in tuner.

While it's nice to wonder what projector and screen combination will produce the best picture, you first have to find a projector that you can actually watch in you room. I don't think it's fun at all to buy a projector and then find out it's simply impossible to projector a picture on the wall from the location you had in mind.

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