I just bought a Sony HS3 projector, and I'm grappling with the issue of where to put it. It's pretty flexible in that it can be adjusted to work from the side, but I'm wondering how much that degrades the picture. Since it's a short throw projector, it can't be all that far from the screen, and ideally should be a little bit closer to it than the viewer is. That rules out mounting on the wall behind the sofa. My big question is whether I should drop it from my fairly high ceiling on a long pole to get the image down low enough for optimum watching, or just set it on a table either beside or in front of the viewers. The table option is easy for adjustments, etc, but I'm a bit concerned about picking it up and moving it all time, spilled beers, etc. This is a general use room at the mercy of 3 dogs and 2 kids. A retractable pole from the ceiling is the ideal solution, I think. I also ordered a screen off Ebay. I went with the "bigger is better" theory - 96"x72" for $154 shipped matte white manual Da-lite. Any thoughts on screen size? I know it's preferable to fill the screen to the edges, but I'm thinking a big screen gives me the option to fill it or get in closer and just project on to the center of it.