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Very confused on the screen options for epson 8350

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Hi. Very new to the home projector thing. I was reading the forum for a while, but feel like I don't know enough basics and not sure if i want to learn that much. Someone might just help me out in a minute and save me a lot of time.
I just got an Epson 8350 on the reviews from this forum mostly. I have a living room setup, and will be watching movies at night only. Distance will be about 15.5 - 16 feet to the wall that i can mount the screen on. I would much prefer something not permanent. Projector will be on the windowsill or next to the window on a shelve. There will be ambient light, but since we only watch at night i don't worry too much. Couch will be just under the projector and the window. Room is dark tan in color. Ceiling is white.
I am not looking for a screen. Very much prefer something i can take apart and store, but will work around it if I have to. Can"t be expansive. What is the screen size I should go for and what are my options?
P.S. I really appreciate any and all input from you guys. I never post my questions on forums for answers. I do my research instead, but this time it didn't work for me. Will trade your knowledge for help on guns and motorcycles. Got plenty of that smile.gif
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Originally Posted by ramashkaus View Post

I am not looking for a screen.

What are you looking for?
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Oops. Was supposed to be NOW looking for a screen.
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Originally Posted by ramashkaus View Post

Oops. Was supposed to be NOW looking for a screen.

Okay. Here are the main points I take way from your initial post.

1. Something not expensive. Is there a budget?
2. Something you can take apart. On a daily basis?
3. Something portable. Where do plan to store your screen?

With your plans to put your Epson 8350 on a window sill or shelf you seem to be going for a system that can be thrown up for a movie when you're in the mood and then put away after. Sounds like you live in an apartment. From 15.5 feet the smallest screen you can throw with the 8350 is about 74" diagonal (16:9) or 65" wide. Are you considering a tripod screen like are used by schools and businesses?

Take a look through this information page from Elite.

http://www.elitescreens.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=489&Itemid=178&lang=en
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I am in my own house, but we are not movie family at all. I have a ps3 and 3 games I last played about 4-5 months back. smile.gif we watch some show every now and then. Maybe an episode of some TV series 3 times a week.
I can have a place for projector permanently but would rather not dominate living room by the screen unless it is a big price or quality consideration. Budget is say 200-300 but its not written in stone. If the only quality screens start at 400 then be it. I can attach to the ceiling or the wall. Wall is about 90 inch wide so what's the max screen I can have on it? I can store the screen rolled up behind couch or other furniture easy. If there is no good portable screens in that size or price I'll get over it and go permanent. Tx.
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Originally Posted by ramashkaus View Post

I am in my own house, but we are not movie family at all. I have a ps3 and 3 games I last played about 4-5 months back. smile.gif we watch some show every now and then. Maybe an episode of some TV series 3 times a week.
I can have a place for projector permanently but would rather not dominate living room by the screen unless it is a big price or quality consideration. Budget is say 200-300 but its not written in stone. If the only quality screens start at 400 then be it. I can attach to the ceiling or the wall. Wall is about 90 inch wide so what's the max screen I can have on it? I can store the screen rolled up behind couch or other furniture easy. If there is no good portable screens in that size or price I'll get over it and go permanent. Tx.

As much as I would like to tell you that the portable/put away projector screen is ideal for you it's just not the preferred way. Many of the portable take down screens have too many quality control issues that can crop up. An example would be the floor mounted screens that allow you pull the screen up and out of the case with a scissored back but there are stories where the screen and backing material come apart or the screen mechanism fails to work properly.

With a 90" wide wall your size is limited for a 16:9 fixed frame screen. Reason is you have to deduct about 4" (2" per side) on the width because of the velvet frame around the screen. Allowing room for side speakers you are probably going to end up with a 92" diagonal screen.

Here is an example that falls within your budget on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/office-products/dp/B00366MBAC

Here is a link for your projector at Projector Central:

http://www.projectorcentral.com/Epson-PowerLite_Home_Cinema_8350-projection-calculator-pro.htm
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