Low Ceiling - 100" inch Screen - Viewing and Throw Distance Issue
HT newb here just trying to figure out how to setup a basement.
I've got a 10x28 room with a 6'3" ceiling. I'm leaning towards a 100" screen with a ceiling mounted projector. For that size screen, the viewing distance needs to be at 11'. I want to have at least 2 rows for viewing.
I was really leaning towards the Benq HT2050 but looking at the throw distance - it can be placed between 8' and 10' from lens to screen. The issue is I'm 6'2 and I know for sure I'll bump my head on it if I place the projector in front of my seating. Ideally, I'd like it just above or behind seating to avoid the head bumps and for it to be not too distracting during viewing. I'd like to avoid a table top projector because the layout of the cabling would be an issue. So now I guess I need to look at a longer throw projector but don't know for sure if I should go this route.
Has anyone ever dealt with a situation like this? Low ceiling, 100" screen, projector mounted in front of seating. How has it worked out for you or what else did you do to make it work?
Any recommendations for a longer throw projector with similar specs to the Benq HT2050? Would like to keep cost to $1k or less.
All suggestions welcomed. Thanks!