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Question Advice please. JVC NX5 / NX7 for small room (10' x 11.5')

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!
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If you can afford the RS2000/N7, I say get the best projector. The screen ratio depends on the material you are going to watch on it. I game, watch TV, sports, and movies, so i will use 16:9 more often. I would say get a 100in screen because you don't want to max out your throw
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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!
RS2000. As for screen, are you going solid or AT? What will you be watching on the projector?
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Thank you both for the replies. I will be watching mostly movies in this room, so I prefer 2/35:1. AT means acoustically transparent? If so, no. I will be getting a regular screen, a fixed frame screen.
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Don't forget to take into account the length of the projector when calculating possible screen size. Projection calculators, including JVC's, use the lens position, not the back of the projector. It's a big box, almost 20", so it's not negligible.

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