i just bought my first house and i'm looking to set up a relatively inexpensive home theater in my basement. i've already painted the walls and ceiling dark flat gray and red. looks sweet. anyway, i have a general idea of what i wanna do, but i wanted to throw it by the folks here to get some advice and pointers.
the room is about 15'x12'. fully light controlled basement. i'm leaning towards the hd33 and a 110" jamestown or elite sable screen. seating distance will be about 13" and i want the throw distance to be about 12' so people can get up and go to the bathroom or get refreshments and whatnot without walking in front of the lens. i plan on mounting the projector on the ceiling as close to flush as i can. ceiling is 8'.
though the room is light controlled, i'd like the option for some ambient light. i bought a light fixture for the middle of the ceiling that has 3 little flood lights on it. all the light can be directed away from the screen.
the projector will be used for games, tv, movies, and sports in roughly equal parts. 3D isn't an absolute must, but i'd certainly like the option. my budget for the projector maxes out at about $1500. B&H has the hd33 refurbished for $1160 which falls well within my budget and gives me the extra cash to get a decent fixed frame screen rather than trying my luck at a DIY paint job. from my research, i can't do much better for the money, as the hd33 has solid 2D and 3D PQ and doesn't seem to suffer from lag issues.
so i guess i just wanna know if there is anything i'm not taking into consideration or if i've overlooked something in my prospective setup. and input would be greatly appreciated.