Originally Posted by ragged
Looks great man. Could you give some info on the screen, like height, width and throw distance. I'm looking to get the same pj and your pics look awesome. What size 16:9 picture do you get? Thanks.
Thanks Ragged. I opted for the 128" diagonally wide 2:35:1 ratio screen (not 16:9) from Carada (Brilliant White with 1.4 gain), you can find it on their site here
As noted on Carada's site, the physical viewing surface dimensions are 117.8 inches wide by 50.1 inches high and the outside frame dimensions are 124.5 inches wide by 56.8 inches high.
For the projector, my throw distance is approximately 13' 6". This distance (and what I would recommend) places the projector at the minimum throw range for a 2:35:1 ratio 128" screen (according to Panasonic's manual) - by doing this, you maximize the quality (i.e. brightness/clarity) of your 2:35:1 picture.
Several reasons factored in the decision to go 2:35:1 as opposed to the common 16:9 formatted screen. 1) Since my HT design involved speaker equipment sitting on the front stage I couldn't accommodate a taller screen as it would've hung way too high for viewing. 2) Once I made the decision to go with Panasonic's PTAE3000 and it's convenient memory lens settings, switching between movies in 2:35:1 and high-def TV in 16:9 would be (and is!) a breeze. 3) Finally, after having some sorta reality check, I asked myself am I creating a home theater
for TV or for watching films? The choice was obvious, films of course - and having films presented on a 2:35:1 ratio screen just makes the cinematic experience that much richer, at least for me.
Make sure to also check this page
as they decently summarize the five standard aspect ratios Carada offers. Hope this helps.
Forgive the extended response, I get a lot of PM's asking why I opted 2:35:1 over 16:9 so I figured I'd post my thoughts on it! Good luck.