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Not many projectors seem to do this with the standard lens. Budget of $6,000.

Anyone know the best option for a decent 4k projector?

Dedicated theater.

Edit: just bought an Epson 5050. It's in route. Maybe there is a compatible lens?

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Are you stuck at that screen size, is the screen already installed?

When you say throw, do you mean that is the ENTIRE depth of the room, because if so then you have even less space than you think since the projector takes up depth as well to the wall.

I would simply reduce the screen size a bit using black velvet masking and create a new border (if possible).

Otherwise, the Benq ht3550 can do it for sure, but it wont be that bright.

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Are you stuck at that screen size, is the screen already installed?

When you say throw, do you mean that is the ENTIRE depth of the room, because if so then you have even less space than you think since the projector takes up depth as well to the wall.

I would simply reduce the screen size a bit using black velvet masking and create a new border (if possible).

Otherwise, the Benq ht3550 can do it for sure, but it wont be that bright.
Stuck on 159". Purchased years ago, moving into another room, wouldn't want to purchase a new screen.

Throw is just about 14' screen to projector lens. Room is about 15.5'.

Epson 5050 should be in today. Again, I'm willing to pay up to $6,000 for a projector or projector lens combo. I'm thinking I may try the Benq ht3550, not sure if the quality will be there for me though.

Any recommendations on a brand for velvet to cover the screen if that is the route I take?
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Stuck on 159". Purchased years ago, moving into another room, wouldn't want to purchase a new screen.

Throw is just about 14' screen to projector lens. Room is about 15.5'.

Epson 5050 should be in today. Again, I'm willing to pay up to $6,000 for a projector or projector lens combo. I'm thinking I may try the Benq ht3550, not sure if the quality will be there for me though.

Any recommendations on a brand for velvet to cover the screen if that is the route I take?
Epson 5050 will not work for you. You will have to reduce image size. Will have to reduce down to close to 140" diagonal.

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Epson 5050 will not work for you. You will have to reduce image size. Will have to reduce down to close to 140" diagonal.
Correct. I noticed that on projectorcentral before I purchased. I was going to leave it as is for a few years until I extend the room. Now I'm thinking to either get a new projector or add some velvet tape.
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Correct. I noticed that on projectorcentral before I purchased. I was going to leave it as is for a few years until I extend the room. Now I'm thinking to either get a new projector or add some velvet tape.
Get the projector, set it up and see exactly how big you can go. Then build some velvet panels to reduce screen size.
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Any recommendations for velvet tape as this is on a pull down. I don't ever intend to roll up.
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Any recommendations for velvet tape as this is on a pull down. I don't ever intend to roll up.
That is going to be difficult aesthetically speaking to do on a pulldown screen (thinking), unless you ruin the screen...
The tape can bunch up on you and accidentally tape itself to the screen, and you may damage your screen. It's hard to get the bigger size tape perfectly straight.

If you really want to make it so you can never roll up the screen again, I suppose the velvet tape will work.
I would find a second person to help you hold the tape as you roll it onto the screen.

You might be able to find a way to attach Triple Black Velvet material directly to the screen (without using the velvet tape), but I don't know how off-hand.

The best tape I found is this stuff:

Do an Ebay search for "Proscreens Black Velvet Tape", and you will see it come up in multiple sizes, and it's cheap.

It sounds like too much trouble however, I know you don't want to replace the screen, but personally I would replace the screen.

For overall treatment ideas, you might also check this thread:
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