Originally Posted by falcon2000ex
Excellent information. I appreciate the work put into this thread (along with many other threads too). I'm new to the whole projector/screen set up, and every time I turn around, there is another twist to consider (like this polarization). I would like opinions on my set up, since I would like to make the best choice for my screen (I need to get it ordered soon) so I won't have to consider another screen later (won't be able to afford it). Here is my set up.
Room is 15’ x 49’ x 111" high
Projector on order is the JVC rs40.
I would like a 2.40 or 2.35 to 1 screen 133” diagonal (122.8 x 51.2 not including edging) and it must be motorized
to cover a 60" LCD TV I use for day viewing.
Screen will go on 15’ wide wall.
Projector lens will be app. 16’ back from wall/screen.
Seating is also app. 16’ back from screen for main seats with eye level app. 39” off floor. That is about 28.6" below middle of 133" diag. 2.40:1.
Second seating is not really as important, but will be app. 20 ½ feet back on bar stools with eye level app. 61” off floor. (used basically for football games to accommodate more people.
Middle of screen (for the 133” diagonal 2.40:1) will be app. 67.6” off floor. Bottom of screen being app. 42” off floor with top at 91.2” off floor.
Projector lens center will preferably be 95” off floor although I can drop it to app. 86” off floor if it will improve the performance. So either 27.4" above center of screen or 18.4" above.
Since the projector is 3D capable, I would like to consider the screen to work with 3D with the above conditions.
The Projector will be used primarily at night so I will have control over the lighting, so day use will be minimal if even usable since there are windows without darkening capability, hence the 60" LCD.
Thanks for any advice on the best motorized screen.