I'm about to jump into the projector arena, and I usually don't make a jump into something home theater I'm unfamiliar about without looking around AVS first, so I was hoping to post what I'm planning and hopefully someone can tell me if there is anything "wrong" with what I'm planning, offer alternatives that may be better, or if this should be good.
I am looking at grabbing the Epson 8350 and the FAVI HD-100 screen (http://www.amazon.com/FAVI-HD-100-16-100-Inch-Projector/dp/B0017S37IG/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1365370681&sr=8-6&keywords=projector+screen
My room is about 17' long, it does have white walls and a white drop ceiling (the room is very wide, the screen will be about 5' from the left wall, and 15' from the right). There is a small window but we have had no problems blocking nearly 100% of the light from that window in the past.
I want to mount the screen so that it slides open in front of my existing LCD (so I can keep the LCD for watching in lighted conditions, playing video games, watching TV while eating, etc) and the Projector will be used mostly for movies and when low light is possible.
Based on the specs of the screen, the picture will be projected at 9" below the ceiling, the projector will be about 14' - 15' from screen mounted on the rear wall (ideally the screen would be mounted at around 7' from the ground to keep it above eye level, which is going to put it at around a foot down from the ceiling), and people will be sitting about 7'-10' from the screen (we have some play with that depending where we move couch and chairs).
Does anyone seen any issues with what I'm planning? Any suggestions of what I should consider doing differently to get the ideal situation, or different projector/screen in a similar price range that would be better (I would spend a little more if it would make a noticeable improvement)? Any caveats I should be aware of or things to be careful to keep in mind when doing the installation?
I appreciate any input and expertise anyone can provide, this is my first projector setup so I thought it best to ask some experts before moving forward.