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post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

Hi,

This is my first post on this forum and I am generally new to most of this stuff so forgive my ignorance..

 

I'm planning on getting an Epson 8350 for my home theater. The light is highly controlled. 

 

The height of the room is 8 feet 8 inches and is around 20 ft long. I would like a projection size of 150 in-170 in. Is that feasible/realistic?

Also are there any projector screen you guys could recommend. 

 

Thanks I appreciate your help

post #2 of 11
To fit a 150" screen you would need a room over 11' wide. At 8'8" you could barely fit this 110"

http://www.carada.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=PROJECTION-SCREEN-H110C
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 

The room is much wider than 8'8''. 8'8'' is the height of the ceiling. I just measured the room and it seems as though a 150in screen would fit rather nicely. I was thinking this screen?

http://www.amazon.com/Elite-Screens-M150UWH2-Manual-Projection/dp/B000BFW6RO/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1385702654&sr=1-1&keywords=150+in+projector+screen

post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 

The room is a little bit over 15 feet wide.

post #5 of 11
Ahhh, my reading comprehension skills clearly aren't up to par at the moment. What is it you want in a screen besides size? You will likely need extra gain at that size. What is your budget?
post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 

I am looking at a $208 dollar one that's 150 inches. (I've remeasured and decided 150in will fit my needs). If you got to amazon and search "150 in projector screen" it is the first option. I would post the link, but I don't have privileges? Anyways, I would like to keep it below 400 if possible; I may go to 500 if necessary. Would the $208 one work?

post #7 of 11
If that's the one I saw, it's an Elite, which is a pretty popular budget brand. There should be a rather large thread on elite screens.

A couple things to keep in mind:
  • When getting a very large manual pull down screen you will likely get ripples.
  • A screen that large, with that low of a gain, might be more dim than you expect.

The screen should work but don't have crazy high expectations.
post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 

Can you suggest a screen that would work better, and give better picture quality?

post #9 of 11
I'd always recommend a fixed frame screen. A little more expensive but better quality and looks better IMHO.

http://www.amazon.com/Elite-Screens-ER150WH1-Projection-Screen/dp/B009WNUK4C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1385748611&sr=8-1&keywords=Elite+150+fixed
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 

Ok,  thanks for your help, I really appreciate it.

post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by HTShadow View Post

Hi,
This is my first post on this forum and I am generally new to most of this stuff so forgive my ignorance..

I'm planning on getting an Epson 8350 for my home theater. The light is highly controlled. 

The height of the room is 8 feet 8 inches and is around 20 ft long. I would like a projection size of 150 in-170 in. Is that feasible/realistic?
Also are there any projector screen you guys could recommend. 

Thanks I appreciate your help

The Carada screens are fantastic. They are more expensive than the Elites but will give you a better picture. The customer service is second to none with Carada. Check out their website and here on AVS too. 150". Nice!
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