Originally Posted by premiertrussman
I realize with the ax200 that would mean manually zooming and lens shifts between formats, which isnt really an issue for me...
I don't have any personal experience with the ax200, but my advice would be to find a way to get an AE4000 or 3000 now. If you have a 2.35 screen you need motorized zoom, period. I used my Epson business projector to watch movies for several months until the AE4000 was released, and manual zooming got old real fast. Not the zooming part, but the constant refocusing. I haven't refocused my AE4000 since I installed it.
Im kind of limited on height, i can probably only go about 48" tall, ... so im thinking stay at 48" high and go for 2.35, i dont sacrifice any size for 1.78 but gain the extra width that awesome cinematic feel for the 2.35 material.
So i suppose the question is, does this seem like a viable option? I suppose i could shrink down to a 46" tall 2.35 screen which would be 120" diagonally, do you think thats too large for 720p projector.
No, that's not too large. And yes, you definitely want a 2.35 screen, especially since height is the limiting factor. How wide is your wall? If you have ten feet you might fit a 125" diagonal 2.35 screen. It won't be too big, especially not for your second row.http://www.displaywars.com/125-inch-...s-98-inch-16x9
If you want to save money on your screen, you could consider the WilsonArt laminate approach, lots of how-to instruction to be found here.