Screen vs Projector Cost/Benefit??
First post here, been researching projectors for about a week now since I just bought my first home. I have a decent downstairs room that I can put a projector in. There is a sliding glass door going to the outside as well as a small, 2ft tall by 10ft wide window on the other side of the room. That being said, the door is below the deck outside, and the window faces east and is behind some trees so besides early AM it won't be getting 'direct' light. Regardless, there will be light in the room so I'm looking at a grey screen.
I am quite set on the BenQ HT1075 for the projector, as it is in the sweet spot of price point and brightness for this room. I talked it over with the GF and we are going with a 92" projector screen. She wants something smaller, I want something bigger, so its a solid compromise. The back of our couch will be 127" from the wall, so viewing will be roughly 10 ft from the screen. Visual Apex's calculator puts the recommended seating at 9ft 4inch - 14ft, so I figure I'm in the zone here. As for mounting the projector, it can be on the ceiling pretty much anywhere so I'm not too concerned with that right now.
What I am curious about is the screen. I'm looking at the Elite Screens ezFrame CineGrey 5d 92" screen, which is $600. Seeing as I'm spending just $800 on the projector, this seems like a lot of cash to spend on the screen. Would this money be better spent on a cheaper screen w/ a better projector? Just feels weird spending nearly 45% of the budget on the screen.
Any and all help is appreciated, thanks guys. If I'm way off base on something feel free to let me know, it won't hurt my feelings!