Originally Posted by farsider3000
Is this a main living area of your house? Just trying to understand why the wife does not want any dark paint on the wall. The muted blue that I used works very well and it does not look like a bat cave. But it is fully light controlled with no windows so we can get it completely dark.
I am a gamer (driving and FPS) so I am also looking for a projector that has low lag. My wife and I love our movie room and our daughters love having friends over and love playing with the electric chairs. I think once everything is in place and as long as it is tastefully done your wife will be won over.
It is NOT the main living area...yet is downstairs in my man-cave...where I have my pool table, arcade, darts, etc. It is completely underground with no windows...so light-controlled for sure.
Looking at your pictures had me excited for my room...and the possibilities. I love your ceiling and how it angles up like that (I have that in my bedroom). Recessed lighting I'm seeing is a must...and as others have stated...I need to get out of the mindset that it must be perfect on day one. I too have that mindset...and need to let it go....yet...honestly....I did let it go as I've been incrementally upgrading the room anyways.
I talked to my wife and she wasn't opposed to "an accent wall" as she called it...and painting JUST those walls a dark gray. The ceiling she was highly opposed to...so maybe a foam board wrapped in black velvet (as the outside of the Carada screen is...sorta) would be nice from the ceiling if bouncing light really becomes a problem.
And as for me doubting myself...it's just the new factor of a projector. I'm committed for sure...the screen is up, old television and stand is GONE...and projector on pre-order and all cables (30 foot HDMI, new CL2 in-wall speaker wire, etc.) is already at the house...so...I'm definitely committed. I just want to do it right...and mount the projector from the ceiling, fire it up and be decently happy...and not pissed I can't read my health bar in Halo because it's washed out by light.
I am hoping to be pleasantly surprised...which I'm positive I will be...given this projector and the screen's reviews/reputation.