Originally Posted by browndrake
The "Can-o-Worms" has been opened......time to go Fishin' for the right answers or be prepared to haul in a Old Shoe.
Good think I like fishing...can I use a fly rod? or does this require an ol' cane pole?
Shucks....we're going after the BIG ONE
here. Mississippi River Tackle, if you please!
I'd like the dimensions of all your Front Speakers (R-C-L) as well as the height from the Floor to the low angled corner on the Screen Wall.
I'd probably just raise the 2nd Platform up 3" Can you provide a "Birds Eye" of the Floor /Platform Layout including measurements? (...yeah, give me the chance and I'll be all up inside all your business...it's what I do.
In the least you should change the next Coat to a Flat Interior Enamel (...such as any good Interior Primer / Paint Comb....) That means walls AND that Ceiling. Same Colors (...let keep her happy....) just virtually no Sheen. But..............I do suggest that the first 4' to 5' of Wall on each side out from the screen wall be painted to Match the Ceiling -Wainscot, as well as the Triangle above the screen. The difference in Image quality will be....significant.
You see....the bigger the Screen...the more the need for the Shadowbox.
Here's a funny. As I started reading your response (on my Phone) it was not "in quotes" and I did not see your colored answers, so I thought someone was just repeating my thoughts / ideas.
The very nerve...the unmitigated gall!!
..glad I was just wrongfully and hopelessly unobservant.
OK...let's talk actual functional Screen size.
A 135" diagonal 16:9 image is 118" wide and 66" tall and 49" x 118 @ 128" diagonal. Optimal Throw would be 14'- 3" Lens to Screen Wall. One thing to consider...what PJ upgrade will be possible with the mounting / screen size being done. The size I recommended will accommodate several newer 4K units that come in at reasonable price points...as well as both the older x790r / RS540 and the latest JVCs
With the Epson 2040 and employing a Basic Matte White you would clock in at just over 36-37 fl of reflected brightness. But there would be no added Contrast enhancement and Colors will be less dynamic.
I suggest you consider using a Metallic-infused DIY Mix such as Silver Fire N/C (no colorant) so as to help boost the 4020 with perceived Contrast enhancement as well as effecting a deepening of all Colors (saturation0
In the end, the quality and "WoW" potential of your image...even though and especially because your using a older model PJ...will be the determining factor as to if the Wife decides the entire project was worth it.