New screen plan:
I had this brand new, never even put together, 148in Da Lite High Power 2.35:1 (58x136) sitting in a box. Its a Perm Wall so its not very sexy. I can later make a velvet trim border to cover the buttons and improve the ability to hide overscan. The viewing distance in my last room was the same as the new room. I loved the 58x104 image for 16x9 but really thought the masking it down to scope sucked. This should work fine from a 12-13ft viewing distance giving me the same 119in 16x9 (which I'll mask to 16x9 with already ordered black velvet drapes mounted on black Levolor Kirsch ceiling track). Now I need to order a longer Chief extension pole to drop the projector down and take advantage of the high gain screen. BTW, this is the old 2.7 gain material and not the new 2.4. The setup will place the projector at a little more than 1.5 throw so there will be a bit of pincushioning. I'll have some wiggle room for extra zoom so it shouldn't be a problem.
Also ordered the UH480 lens, MTH1: Manual transport sled, AK8PRO: Attachment kit, RPA KIT: Ceiling plate and 3" extension pole
Here's a pic of "Fat Dave's" mounted: http://www.quag.ca/gallery/screen/Perm-wall-3.jpg
My screen wall will have black velvet curtains so the border will probably be a little less visible regardless of whether or not I DIY a velvet trim.
*Found some DIY'ers 3in Black velvet tape. It's worth a try for $30.
Here's a shot of me next to the screen to give a size perspective.Edited by RobZ - 10/22/12 at 7:55pm