I've been lurking on here for a couple months and closing on my house is coming up pretty soon. I just want to get some opinions from the pros and see if what I'm planning will work out.
I'm finishing my basement and would like to get everything set before I finish it. I'm thinking a BenQ 1070 or 1080st if the $105 increase in price can justify it. That's for you guys to throw out there I'm not sure. There will not be much lighting down there besides the dome lights I put in on a dimmer, so light seeping through is not a concern, it can be pitch black if needed or dimmed to what I need.
The ceiling will be finished at 7' tall. I think a 120" will work out well for me. It will leave 16" from floor to bottom of the screen and 11" from ceiling to top of screen. The throw is est. at 11'4" which will be fine considering the basement will be about 13' 4" wide. So it will be 2 feet from the wall, about parallel where the heads of the viewers will be on the couch. It all seems to work well for me, the calculator I used was http://www.eliteprojectorcalculator.com/
recommends 3" pole length on the mount. I assume that means just get it mounted 3" from the ceiling to flush with the projector, not the lens.
I plan on going with one of the DIY screens from Carls screens. I'm going to make a black frame with 1/4" plywood behind painted white, then put the black felt and the matte on it ( I haven't 100% figured out how to make the matte stationary to the plywood, an adhesive or something, not sure need help there.
But all in all that's my plans, it will be for about 70% movies/football, and 30% gaming or maybe 60/40.
How does this all sound??? Anything I missed?
Thanks for reading this I hope to hear some input. I'm pretty excited about this project.