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post #1 of 4 Old 10-18-2012, 07:09 AM - Thread Starter
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I am thinking of re-doing my basement setup. I currently have a 47" LCD mounted to the wall with in-wall R,L &C. I'd like to move on to a Optoma HD20 with a 92-100" fixed screen. I would still like to use the in-walls, but to have a clean look I would like to shoot the speakers trough the screen. I would like to keep the budget as low as possible and so far came up with this:

Elite Screens R92WH1-A1080 ezFrame Fixed Projection Screen (92" 16:9 AR)(AT)
- AcousticPro1080P2 1.0 gain acoustically transparent screen material

http://www.amazon.com/Elite-Screens-R92WH1-A1080-ezFrame-Projection/dp/B001A8111S/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1350523771&sr=1-1&keywords=R92WH1-A1080

So, does this look like a good match? Are there any better/cheaper options i should be looking at? Anything I should keep in mind? I am a complete newb when it comes to projection. Thanks in advance.
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Check the calculator, looks like you'll need to place the pj (measured from the lens), from 10'-12' away from that 1.0 gain 92" screen. Ceiling mounted at 7.2 inches above the screens top edge. Make sure to leave some room behind the pj for cabling and air flow.
http://www.projectorcentral.com/Optoma-HD20-projection-calculator-pro.htm

That type of screen got a pretty good review here.
http://www.projectorreviews.com/Elite/ezframe_AcousticPro_screen/summary.php
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The calculator in my signature has some more detailed info on the HD20 if you need it (use Firefox). If you have an issue, you can PM me.

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I appreciate the help guys. I took some measurements last night. the room is 131" x 190". (10.9ft x 15.8ft) The screen will be on the 131" wall. The room is a basement conversion with a low drop ceiling measuring 78". (6.5ft) Do you think the ceiling height will be an issue? One last question... I was looking in the DYI screen forum, and came across the threads of people using silver/grey spandex. I am confident I could knock one of those out for cheaper with a better quality finished look. Do you think a 92" or 100" spandex type screen would work well in this application. The main thing is a want it acoustically transparent. I should also note that there are no windows in this area and it's completely blacked out.
just looked at that calculator coderguy, thank for that! it say's i can only get an 83" screen to work in the space? is that correct or is there away around that? would a different projector be a better fit? sorry for all the questions.
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