- Oct 15, 2008
- Real Name
I am in the process of installing a HT in an 18'W x 20'L below-grade room with virtually no ambient light. Walls are painted a deep taupe. I have a AE2000U LCD projector, and have received somewhat conflicting advice from experts re. a good screen match. The room will easily accommodate a 120" D screen. However, some reviews suggest not going beyond 110"D b/c of the projector's brightness limitations. Some say to mount the projector as close to the screen as possible (to max brightness) while others advise to mount as far back as possible, to max sharpness. In my room, that difference is only about 5 feet at most. My question is, with a screen budget of about $350, will a 120" screen work well, and if so, what is a good choice for the screen surface and throw distance? If not, what size/surface would be optimal? Help!!!