I just purchased and took delivery of the Epson 8350. This will be my first attempt at setting up a projection system. I also purchased and received the 106" Elite VMAX2 electric screen with a 24" black bar at top. My ceilings are 10 ft. high so the top of the viewing screen should be around 92 inches and the bottom around 40 inches.
The only issues I see and hopefully the experts here can help me out with is that I have to mount my projector on the back wall on a shelf. I live in an apartment and can not ceiling mount. The distance from the projector lens to the screen will be around 18 feet give or take a few inches. I have black out drapes and will have a pretty good handle on ambient light. I will also be mounting the projector right side up or on its feet at 7 feet in the air. Will the vertical lens shift enable me to mount this high and project down some or do I need to turn the projector upside down? What will be the cons on mounting the projector 18 feet back?
Any other suggestions? I am very new to the projector scene and I'm excited but nervous as well. Any initial set up suggestions would help as well. I plan on mounting the screen first and then the projector but not sure the exact route to take.
Thanks for the help.