Originally Posted by mark haflich
I assume the 115" is the screen Diag. What is the throw? What will the walls and ceiling be covered with? How big is your screen bank? Great costs money.
Yes 115" is the diagonal. I'm guessing I can fit as big as 130" according to this calculator.http://www.draperinc.com/projectionscreens/CustomSizeCalculator.asp
My maximum width is 122" and maximum height is 78" (I'm accounting for power panel height above baseboards (14") and light sconces on the same wall as the projector off to the sides (14" in from each side) which subtract from total wall height (92" to where ceiling starts to curve) and from total wall width (150" before subtracting 28" for both sconces).
Putting the 78" height value into that calculator above shows the largest screen is 130" so seems 120-125 is probably a safe range.
Throw will be about 15 feet I'd bet - I ran cabling (HDMI, component) and mounted power to the ceiling about that far from the back wall.
Walls and ceiling are an off-white beige at this time but I'll likely be painting them either dark brown, red, blue or green, haven't decided on a color.
I'd like to spend as little as possible on a screen but I don't want sparkling or a poor image. I'd like to stay below $1000 if possible, but I'm willing to consider ones that cost more if there are true benefits to doing so. Also interested in screen masking with magnets where I can have a native 16:9 but then mask and view 2.35:1 with real velvet borders.