fantastic. thank you so much, everything you said seems in line with what i was thinking.
my living room is done, ready for projector install finally. couches in and everything... and now that i have final placement with stuff, i notice my screen is probably going to be mounted closer then i thought. but that's ok because i will simply make it a smaller screen (100" diag not 110)
my tv is what's in the way, sort of... if i had an LCD tv i could put it against the wall and have room for the screen to sit all the way back.. but this CRT i have (and want to keep for regular watching) is going to force the screen to be only 11'6" at the very most. i have calculated i need at least 11'3" to keep the 100" diag size (for bragging rights, nobody cares about a 98" screen
) so i should still be just fine.
i'll post some pics when its ALL done. still need curtains and blinds so its not much to look at now, but its so much nicer to have new carpet and tile.
also, from everywhere i read, the HD71 seems to be almost too bright. most everyone seems to agree an HD71 at just 100" is really overkill, its suited more for 120"+. but overkill is awesome in my eyes.