Originally Posted by teddy0890
The size of the room that I'm gonna set up the new screen would be around 4m x 6m (meter) and there is no ambient light. Do you think it's good enough? Actually, I think 170" screen would be ok too but I just want to make it as big as it could be. So, the screen can be 170" or 175".
Also, I'm thinking of a few choices for the screen now:
- The Carl blackout cloth (White with gain 1.0)
- Some projector screen paint (No idea which one yet. Any suggestion for high gain paint?)
- The standard white screen (Around $800, gain around 1.0)
- The white screen with high gain 1.4 (Around $1100)
The two latter ones is available in some stores in my country. But they are too expensive.
There really aren't 'better' projectors for the price point, so what size you are able to achieve is really going to depend on your space.
You also need to realize that if you are sitting too close to a large screen it's not a great experience. Generally you can get away with about 10" to 12" of diagonal for each foot of viewing distance. Some like more, some like less, but about 10" is really a good spot for many.
I would STRONLY suggest you get the projector first, then figure out a screen size. Just project it on your wall, watch a few movies, and figure out what you like. I've done screens that I personally found to be far too large, but the homeowner loved it. I've also seen many which I consider far too small.
But, you will need speakers and room for speakers. Video is HALF of the movie experience. Good sound matters a great deal, so filling your 4m wide wall with a screen, then having cruddy speakers isn't going to provide a great experience. It's a package deal. You also want the deep black border around the screen of several inches, and the room can't just be white with no lights on, it needs to be properly painted in dark colors for walls, ceiling, and dark carpet. I mean, I like my setup at my home on the 161" screen, but it's an unfinished space, and it's not at all the quality that I will get once I finish the basement and the entertainment space.
But, if I were you, I'd try different sizes first, THEN worry about the screen.
I don't have painted screen solutions, you would want to check the screens sub-forum for that information.