Hi everyone, I’ve done a lot of research on AVS over the years and now request advice on my next project.
Lacking a basement or family room, I would like to install a projector and screen into my living room. It’s open concept and I’m not sure where to put the projector. I am looking for a “budget” setup with a 1080p projector + mount <$1500 (less is better).
Here is my living room as it sits now. The pictures only show the living room half of the room, the kitchen and dining room were behind me. I want to rotate the furniture 90 degrees and put a 120” fixed screen on the teal wall. I would move the 58” TV to a corner mount between the window and the teal wall so it can be used during the day (for stay at home wife/mom). The recliner would move to the love seat’s location with a viewing distance of ~14 ft. I can shorten the chain on the light to move it up or replace it with something else.
My main question is whether a ceiling mount would look ridiculous on the cathedral ceiling. I like the value of the W1070 and HD131Xe but my only option for those is ceiling mount. Does anyone have a picture of someone ceiling mounting on a cathedral ceiling?
My other option would be to shelf mount on the opposite wall which is 24 ft, 4 in away. The only budget option I can find that may work is the Panasonic AR100U. Are there any other suggestions for a projector in this scenario?
Here is some other info that may be useful.
-The primary use will be in later evening with some ambient light and Sunday football if possible. I will figure out a way to control the light at night if necessary but I do not want it to be a cave.
-I only care about 2D with no intent on watching 3D
-We watch ~2 hours of TV a night (sitcoms, drama, crime shows) + 1 or 2 movies on the weekend (maybe more if it looks great). It seems few people buy a projector for TV shows but we sure do love them and many of them look good on the plasma.
Is there any other info you need? Thanks for any help you can provide.