Finally SO agreed to switch our Vizio P65 for a projector. I've been bugging her for a while since I find the 65 too small as I mostly watch movies and the black bars take away real estate and I'd like a more cinematic experience. Anyways I digress.
This is my first time getting a projector I think I will be going for the Optoma UHD65 which I found a good sale for, I just gotta get rid of my TV quick
All AV components will move to top of the fridge/cabinet behind. (Receiver, Nvidia Shield, hard drives, modem, amp for bass shakers).
However screen wise I did not come to a conclusion what would be best. My budget is around 250CAD for the screen. I've been looking at Elitescreen 135" Cinegrey 3D/5D DIY material and building my own frame
some DIY paint. (grey possibly?) However the wall is not smooth so I'd have to put a good amount of work into it which I don't mind. Only that one wall will be painted if that's the chosen method.
Main concern is one side of our condo is full glass with a good amount of light coming in about 40-80 foot-candles with the blackout curtains open and 0.4-1 foot-candle with the blackout curtains closed @ noon. Even for movie watching during the day I do close the curtains as the light washes the image out.
Size wise I did not decide on the final size as I am not sure at what point it becomes uncomfortable, but the smallest screen I can get because of the throw ratio is 107" 16:9 which I think I am comfortable with. However 2.35:1 might zoom in. I like the idea of painting the whole wall grey as I am not sure about the size I want to end up with at this viewing distance.
- Throw distance: 17'3" @80" high from ground
- Viewing Distance: 9' @37" high from ground
- Wall size: 140" x 94" (W x H)
I attached some pictures of my setup. Please don't mind the mess in the kitchen I kinda threw everything there and didn't have time to do dishes. Also my L/R speaker stands are not straight because of the carpet. I just finished them 2 days ago and looking for cheap speaker spikes for them!
If any of you have any advice/experience on screen/projector please comment!