Alright guys been heavily reading this thread and have some basic questions that are particular to my room that I would like to run by everyone here. As a note this is a dedicated "theater" or movie room. Right now I have a Samsung plasma (50") wall mounted, running a Yamaha rx-v373 on 5.1 audio with a good set of sony speakers, speaker wires, hdmi wires and everything else is run in the walls and terminated with wall plates. I have decided to step up to a W1070 as a budget friendly upgrade to the small 50" TV. This is by no means ment to be a pro level theater, just a great room to watch movies and play some PS4 in. Thank you in advance for the help!
Width - 11.45 Feet (137.5")
Length - 14.66 Feet (176")
Height - 8.25 Feet (99")
This a completely dark room, no windows, in a finished basement with a drop ceiling. The ceiling tiles are flat black and I am in the process of painting the rails flat black, the walls are currently the off white/tan color the builders painted it, but will be a flat dark mocha or similar color and the carpet will be ripped out and replaced with a dark color.
Now for the issues/questions I have for you guys, approximately 8.25' off the screen wall in the "center" of the ceiling is a fan, this will be removed as the lowest point of the fan (blades) is approximately a 1' drop off the ceiling so that will go to enable the hanging of the PJ. I will use the fans power source and put an outlet in there so no issue powering the PJ, as such it is very easy for me to run a longer HDMI cable up the wall into the drop ceiling cavity to feed the PJ, all of that is easy enough.
Now using BenQ's calculator for my desired 100" screen size I will have the PJ 8 Feet 4 Inches from the screen wall, perfect for the location the fan is being removed from where I will have power, my main question is about the distance the PJ will need to be mounted down from the ceiling, the entire screen wall is open for this purpose, the 3 front speakers are currently wall mounted but can be moved around on the wall as is necessary because I will be painting. I will be either buying a manual drop screen (no need for motorized as this is a dedicated room and the samy plasma will be relocated in the house), or doing a custom painted screen.
So I ask all of you, does that room size jive with a 100" screen? The viewing distance will be almost against the back wall, lets say 170" from the screen wall. Any tips for a first time PJ user???
Thank you guys, sorry for the long winded post!