Thanks to the AVS Forums, I am a proud first time PJ owner. Translated into - “I know very little (and that’s just to bust my ego) on this topic”. So I’m looking for your help. I recently picked up an Epson HC 6100, ceiling mount (arrived today), and an extra long HDMI cable (scheduled to arrive next week).
Details about the setup:
The PJ is going into my basement that has 8ft ceiling where at the screen location but only 6ft 8in ceiling at the placement of the projector. Front of the projector will be ~11.5ft from the screen. Rough cross section of my basement:
1 - Screen wall
2 - 8ft ceiling -4 ft wide/deep
3 - 6ft 8in ceiling - 8ft wide/deep
4 - location of projector
Seating: eyes position is about 11ft from the screen
There is very little ambient light during the day from two small widows that can be blocked off. All recessed lighting that is controlled with dimmer switches for each zone (A, B, C above). Ceiling is white, walls are tan.
I would prefer to watch movies in complete darkness, wife may say different and we all now she wins out, but would like some low level lighting for sports.
I would prefer to do a painted screen directly on the drywall. I finished my basement a couple years back and the screen wall is in great shape. Just needs to be sanded to remove the roller texture in the current paint. Screen size will be about 100 inch diagonal, plus or minus a few inches. Final size will be determined once the PJ is up and running.
My question is - would the RS-MaxxMudd Mix (for moderate ambient light) be a good screen for my setup? If not, can you please guide me in the right direction? I want to get the best picture possible from a budget of ~$150. If not, I will start a new thread to get recommendations. So far I’ve been reading up on the Behr Silverscreen paint but figured I could increase the level of my viewing experience with one of the specialty mix paints.