New to Projectors - Looking for "Movie" - 2.35 to 1 solution -
I currently have a Samsung 65" LCD/LED panel (a good panel!) that I use as my primary TV in my man cave. It's great for sports and 3D. BUT!!! 2.35 movies are really lacking. I lose 8 inches (black bars) on height making my effective picture 25 1/2" High by 59 1/2" Wide. Not cutting it.
I've attached a drawing showing my room limitations. Here is what I am trying to accomplish without breaking the bank:
(1) Find a reasonable ($1K or under - or even used (Craigslist) if it makes sense) projector that I will leave in 2.35 mode all the time strictly for movies.
(2) A DIY screen? Pull down? I'll probably need an acoustic screen since it will cover my existing L/R speakers. My thought was to have a screen that pulled down in front of my LCD/LED TV for movies (2.35 to 1) only and everything else is watched on my Sammy 65".
(3) With my room limitations - - 153" wide - 12 ft., 9" - viewing distance 10 to 11 feet from screen - - my thoughts were to look at a standard 45 X 80 screen and mask it for movies. I did think about getting rid of the "fake" window on the wall and mounting my LED/LCD to that wall - - but that will require a tear out and another installation expense and I still have the same room limitations AND would have to raise the screen to at least 37" or 38" from the ground to clear the speakers.
Is this doable? Any comments or suggestions are greatly appreciated.
P.S. - you'll get a kick out of this. I called one of the higher end dealers in town (I live in Colorado - Denver Metro Area) - and before I could get a couple words out - - he was pitching a $10K Wolf projector. Uh, sorry - - not me sir....