So we have home being built presently and now that there is a foundation poured and we can actually see an end in site the preparations for the family room of our dreams begin. Straight off I would like to say that I understand that this is not the most ideal situation for audio and light as I describe the room but for our lives and the way we like to entertain this is how we specifically designed the home. The home is a split level with a fully finished daylight basement where the family room is to be located. The side of the basement that the family room is on measures roughly 30' W by 35' D and will be wood laminate flooring throughout minus the dedicated family area which measures (sideways to original dimensions) 14.5' W by 22.5' D. Viewers will be seated at the 22.5' area from the screen when this is complete and the family area will be carpeted for comfort of lying down watching a movie or enjoying interactive games. The doors to the back patio are behind the seating area and perpendicular to the viewing area so not much foreseen issue with light there as the large deck off the 'upper' floor will be serving as a cover all day. On the viewing end of the room there is a 4' wide window about 3' away from the corner again perpendicular from the screen, it will have plantation blinds and curtains as well so light control isn't too much of an issue as far as I can tell from my readings here. There is plan for a ceiling fan to be in that area as well to keep interactive players cool during spirited Kinect, PS3 Move or Wii sessions (my son gets especially into the games and my daughter loves to goad him into working harder just to enjoy his frustration, typical older sibling stuff. My though is to use a Epson 5020UB on a Elite screen, I figure with a little ambient light that I can still get a great picture with little effort. I was looking to know at what distance I could mount the projector and what size screen I do at the most. I would really like the fan to be up near the kids to keep them cool while playing around but their bodies as well as the fan would possibly be an issue with the projector getting to the screen correct? Any help is appreciated!
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6/2/13 at 8:39am