Originally Posted by 2013guy
I need your advice, I'm getting a Panasonic AE8000
I'm looking to build a 130-135" DIY screen with the throw around 160"
White ceilings, maple colored glossy flooring, chocoloate brown wall on 1 side, cream colored wall and a window at the back, window can be covered, what SF do you recommend?
Or should I adjust to a smaller screen size? The throw is almost maxed out already at 160"
Welcome aboard DIY Screens, and the OSF v.2 Thread!
I'll address your comments and questions in order:
135" diagonal is very doable with the Panny 8K. Been there, done that myself. If you can go to 135" I suggest you do. I'm going on the assumption this will be a Drywall Screen. If I'm mistaken, relate that so some directions can be specifically steered toward such.
I suggest SF v2.5 3.0
if the reflective room surfaces cannot be mitigated and any real degree of Ambient Light Watching is expected. If not, then SF v2.5 2.0
to simply allow the P8K to achieve the deepest black levels on-screen as possible.
As far as the throw distance, for a 135" diagonal, the "Max" throw is 26+ feet, so your way under that. The minimum is 13.3', and you don't want to go that close to the low end. A Throw distance of between 14.5' and 16' is right where you want to be, and if possible, the shorter Throw distance listed is best to strive for.
You do not mention as to if your going to employ the Lens Memory feature to obtain a CIH in both 2.35:1 & 16:9 .....and specific additional PJ mounting considerations must be discussed / met to do so. If you are considering such, then it might best to pre-mount the PJ according to instructions, mark off the perimeter of the extreme width and height dimensions, the Bag the PJ and paint within those pre-marked dimensions. Doing so effectively eliminates any "Whoops" element once you hang the PJ and discover your adjustable parameters are too out of whack. However if 16:9 is your only intention, the above becomes unnecessary.
This is a good start, If you have any additional info that can quantify the process, relate away!