for my son's birthday we did an outdoor movie watching party. i rented some big speakers, projector, etc and let all the kids watch movies outside. They had a blast, was a good idea.
Now I couldnt rent a screen from this rental place big enough, so i got this 110" screen from the store using a gift card that was given to me. My intentions were to just use it for the night, then return it. But here I am about a year later and completely forgot I even had this thing... lol, so much for returning it.
so now I have this 110" screen and dont know what to do with it. I was thinking of one of 2 things....
1. setting it up in garage (garage has window a/c installed, insulated, but not really finished out)... have been debating making this into a man's cave for a while now. But since there would still be alot to making this a room (flooring, walls, etc), surround sound, etc id be on a budget.
2. try and talk wife into letting me put in living room. this option might not be that realistic as shes into decorating and probably wouldnt fly. but looking online, i have found some pics of pretty nice looking setups of a screen in a living room believe it or not. if i go this route, id save some money on surround sound, etc... and would only need the projector. maybe a nice way to mount it... maybe a way to hide it when retracted and look like its not there and its just a room, then when want to watch it, pull it down?
but my question is, my living room is pretty long, but not quite as wide. Id say we probably onl be sitting about 15 feet from the screen max. would 110" be too big?
and lastly, what is a good budget projector that would work well for me? my room isnt real bright and could always close curtains if i had to... but i know i would want 1080p, at least i think so... im sure at this size, 720p vs. 1080p is quite noticeable.
what are your suggestions on a good model? maybe something i can get off craigslist, ebay, etc for cheaper, possibly used.