Originally Posted by Liberator
I just ordered a 120" screen with Mike. After re-measuring the room I decided more is not always better since if I have to sit further from the screen it will eat up more seating area in the room. Measured at the front row 133" for 16:9 seemed a bit too much as I'd be too close.
I was thinking burgundy red or brown for the walls. Looking at pictures I do like the wall panels some people have so I wonder if I should make something like that myself using fabric. I did read of some people using acoustic panels on the walls but I have no idea whether that would be worth it. I'll get it setup first and then just see what works best.
Years ago (2005) when I was building my theater for a Panny 700 (720p), all the "recommendations" said no more than like 112" screen. Instead, I put my chairs where they would be (installed wires while house was being built, position locked in by side speakers - see photos in my signature link), and white cloth on the wall.
Then, my wife and I watched movies (night, when dark), and played around with the size. We never measured it until we dialed in what we wanted - and it was 133!
Our eyeballs in the front (main) row are 11 feet back (131"). Looking forwards to a new projector and 1080p.
Word of caution on red - sounds like you're aiming for about the same color I have (some "wine")... I did not use tinted primer, and therefore had to do like 3-4 coats of paint to get rid of the white leaking thru!