Originally Posted by broke_ht_nut
Thanks for the reply. No the $1KUS is for the projector alone. I would expect around a 7 foot wide screen. I would also expect that the venues would be at night in a club atmosphere so not direct daylight. There will be lights on her so there will be ambient light and the screen would be behind and slightly above her. It needs to be as short a throw as possible so she can have flexible placement on small screens
OK, let's make sure we completely understand the screen situation before looking at projectors. Assuming she will be taking her own screen with her and not relying on the venues to provide, is the plan to have a 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratio? Screens are normally described by their diagonal dimension, with a 7' wide 16:9 screen having a 92" diagonal and a 7' wide 4:3 screen having a 100" diagonal. This would define whether you want a native 16:9 or 4:3 projector.
Neither of those screen sizes is especially large, so there are many projectors that would throw that size image from ~10'. Only if you need the projector closer than 10' would you need to get into a short throw projector.
Also, a screen that would be slightly above her would need to be hung so the bottom was at least 6' off the ground. Floor standing screens that have the bottom of the screen that high are pretty rare due to stability problems. In most cases where a screen needed to be that high it would be hung from a wall or a ceiling, which would require extra setup. Do you actually have a screen selected or are you just assuming you can find exactly what you're looking for?
One problem with having the screen that high is that the projector would also need to be up high, so it would need a special stand 6' or higher off the ground to be level with the bottom of the screen.
If you want an easy to use screen that she could take with her and easily deploy, there are portable floor standing screens available where the screen pulls up from the floor. But they typically only extend to where the bottom of the viewing area is about 3.5' off the floor. So the viewing area of the screen could be beside her but only partially above her head.