Alright, i have a 60" Mitsubishi DLP that is starting to die on me (flickers even with a new bulb put in), so i decided i wanted to upgrade to a bigger screen/smaller box, (i am in grad school and will soon move across the country to start a PhD and dont want to drag a 60"+tv with me).
The house i am renting isn't ideal for a home theater, but both me and my wife are willing/wanting to make it work, and it will only be for a year in this location before we move and can find a much better area to use as a home theater room.
The room i will be using is the main living room; it has quite a bit of ambient light during the day, but we usually have the shades pulled so it isnt too bad, the screen size i am looking at is hopefully an electronic 100" 16x9 from amazon, there is a Favi which is $150 1.3 gain, and elite screen, $170 1.1 gain, and the projector i have been looking at is the Optoma HD131Xe ceiling mounted. The hd131xe has been getting some pretty good reviews, and i am hoping since the screen size i am going for is only 100", the 2500 lumens will be sufficient to light up the screen during the day with some ambient light, (and if recommended i can get the 1.3 gain screen if that would help)
To reach the screen size of 100" the projector has a minimum throw of 10'11", the room size is 11'4", so i will most likely have to be a few inches short of the required throw, how horrible of a situation is it if i project a 96-97" image on a 100" screen? I am thinking if all else fails i can use black tape, or something else to cover the extra white areas, which can be removed when i move to a more suitable location.
In order to place the screen at a suitable location for viewing and accounting for the projector offset of 8" the center lens of the projector will fall about 15" from the ceiling, i have been looking at some mounts on amazon for $25-50, and have had found trouble finding a mount that would work in that situation, most without the extender are 7"~, and those with the extension poles go from 16"+, so if anyone knows of a fairly good budget mount that would work with my situation that would be great.
So, any advice on how to make this work, am i crazy for even trying to get this to work?
My budget is around 1,000, and with the mount/projector/screen i have been looking at i am right around there, but i am willing to switch things around if they will work better, (but i would like a projector that has cheap bulb replacements, so the hd131xe/hd25e are pretty high up on my list)