Again, thank you so much.What height is your ceiling?
The 760 and 790 are quiet machines even when pushed and even at 100% laser your sound track should easily drown it out.
I suggest you do your due diligence and get actual calculations to determine the nits you will get on your chosen screen at that size and that throw, with your chosen projector.
I enjoy reading your posts.
I'm sad to say the ceiling is only 7' 4" tall. It cannot go taller.
I checked projector central's throw calculator.
At 17' throw distance the estimate is 23 FL brightness with a wide angle ratio of 2.0. (the max is 2.83 according to the site)
At 20 feet throw distance it shows 20 FL brightness with a ratio of 1.7.
The above is with a 1.1 gain screen which was the default on the site. It looks like a 1.0 gain screen knocks a couple of FL off the estimate.
Of course, I can look at a smaller screen as well, but I really wanted a very immersive experience.
Again... Thank you so much. I learn a lot from you (and the others)