Hi, I am new to projectors and I have a few questions for you pros..
This will be my first home theater and my first projector purchase. I am building a light controlled dedicated home theater. Due to its small size (10.0' width x 11.5' length x 9' height), I have considered a UST (LG HU85LA), but decided to get a regular projector for better PQ and black level, although I need to build a special shelf for the projector outside the room.
I am looking at either JVC NX5 or NX7. My throw distance is 11'-6" and it will be placed on a shelf at 7'-6" height. See attached diagrams.
1. Lens Shift: According to projector throw distance calculator, I think I should be able to get up to 110" diagonal in 16:9 or 112" diagonal in 2.35:1. At this throw distance, will I be able to project the image on the center of screen using the projector's vertical lens shift? The center of screen will b at 4' high and the projector is at 7.5' high?
2. Screen Aspect Ratio: I am thinking to go with 100" diagonal 2.35:1 screen. Do I need an anamorphic lens? Can I just use JVC's lens memory function to zoom function to fill the screen? I plan to use curtains to cover the black bars on the sides for 16:9 contents, but how visible the black projections outside the screen at the top and bottom when you zoom in for 2.35:1 contents?
3. For 100" 2.35:1 screen in a dedicated light controlled home theater with 11.5' throw distance, which projector should I get between NX5 or NX7. Also any recommendation which screen I should get?
Thank you so much!