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Old 09-21-2011, 03:48 AM   #1
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So I think right now I am looking at getting the EPSON Home Cinema 8350. I need some good screen suggestions for this. I am looking at 84''-90''. I want a fix placed screen that is in a black frame. I would like to keep the budget for the screen around $200. I really know nothing about screens so any help is greatly appreciated!
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Old 09-22-2011, 12:05 PM   #2
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Do you have room for a 92" and a few more bills to spare?

92" fixed frame (Check picture #2)

Since the 8350 is so bright, espicially at 90", you won't need anything above a 1.1 gain IMO.

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Old 09-22-2011, 02:37 PM   #3
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Buy the largest you can fit in your room so that you won't have to upgrade in the future.

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Old 09-23-2011, 05:08 PM   #4
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Do you have room for a 92" and a few more bills to spare?

92" fixed frame (Check picture #2)

Since the 8350 is so bright, espicially at 90", you won't need anything above a 1.1 gain IMO.
I think a 92'' would fit fine. What does it measure diagonally? The projector will be about 11' away from the screen. I am still very new to this projector thing but have wanted one forever. I am going to take a few pictures of the basement and post them up. The 92'' screen you suggested looks really nice and the price looks good too!
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After measuring I think I want to stick with a 84'' screen. A 92'' screen would involve me redoing a support bar in the basement which is not something I am looking at doing right now. 84'' screens appear to be pretty difficult to find from my looking. Anyone have some good recommendations. I saw Elite Screens has one under the ezFrame brand but can't find it for a decent price. I would like to now keep the screen price at about $300 or so. Any help would be great... I am looking to get this project going!
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I would check out:

http://www.jamestownhometheaterscreen.com/

He will make what ever size you wish. When I FINALLY add a FF 2.35 screen behind my retractable 16:9 this is the way I will be going, unless I find a money tree.

Bill
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I 2nd Jamestown, that's what I went with after a ton of research and I would buy again for sure. There's a bit of a turnaround in getting it since the company is literally him and his son I believe hand making them but the quality is top notch and the guy will get back to you within minutes with any questions. It's well within your budget too, I think my 120" was about 230 shipped.

And by the way from your posts it seems like you don't understand that the 92" screen refers to the diagonal. So a 92" screen is going to be something like 42"x79" which isn't as big as you think it is. Take Big Daddy's advice and measure the max length and height you can fit in on the wall, you'll only kick yourself in 6 months when you realize you could have had the extra real estate.
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DIY Screen?

You can build to max possible size and get free samples for screen material. The screen material can be cut to exact size (av outlet).
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:09 PM   #9
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I 2nd Jamestown, that's what I went with after a ton of research and I would buy again for sure. There's a bit of a turnaround in getting it since the company is literally him and his son I believe hand making them but the quality is top notch and the guy will get back to you within minutes with any questions. It's well within your budget too, I think my 120" was about 230 shipped.

And by the way from your posts it seems like you don't understand that the 92" screen refers to the diagonal. So a 92" screen is going to be something like 42"x79" which isn't as big as you think it is. Take Big Daddy's advice and measure the max length and height you can fit in on the wall, you'll only kick yourself in 6 months when you realize you could have had the extra real estate.
thanks for the suggestions. I am going to look into Jamestown! I do know that it is 92'' diagonally, I meant to say horizontally in my earlier post. I have changed the configuration of the room and have decided to go with the 92'' screen. The one I am looking at is the elite screens 92'' sable screen but am going to look into jamestown. keep the suggestions coming!
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I am looking at the Jamestown screens and they look great but are they actually an extra 7 vertically and horizontally with the border? It says viewable dimensions are 45 by 80 and the total dimensions are 52 by 87
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noq a quick projector question to anyone that can help. The wall that the screen will be on is going to be on is about 7.5 to 8 feet tall. The ceiling that the projector will mount to is only about 6 feet high... after about the first 4 or 5 feet there is a lip in the ceiling and then it gets higher. Can I set the projector or lens adjustment to hit the part of the screen that will be higher or will the screen need to be set at the height the projector is at?
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:28 PM   #12
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You can set the projector lower, and raise the viewable area with the lens-shift.

Jamestown screens have a 3.5 inch velvet trim border around the screen, so yes, 7 inches total top to bottom and 7 inches total right to left.
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:43 PM   #13
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You can set the projector lower, and raise the viewable area with the lens-shift.

Jamestown screens have a 3.5 inch velvet trim border around the screen, so yes, 7 inches total top to bottom and 7 inches total right to left.
Excellent! I am liking the answers I am getting so far! Last question and I am assuming you would probably need to see the basement (room the theatre is being set up in) but I am going to ask anyway... how much clearance do you think there would need to be from the ceiling to where the projector needs to be mounted. I would like the projector to be as close to the ceiling as possible so people can't hit their heads on it. Is there a good ceiling mount that can be adjusted as I mount it that you could suggest?
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:04 PM   #14
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Well mine is shelf mounted (see my gallery) so I can't help you on the mount, although I've read about plenty of ceiling mounts doing research for my own build and I know there are mounts that do what you're looking for.
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thansk for all the help!!! love the gallery... looks awesome!
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