I need help with deciding between front projection and flat panel for a multi-use room. I could squeeze in a 92" screen for FP, however, this is a multi-use room. When we watch movies, we turn off all lights, but at least 60% of the time, there's some lights on when watching tv or playing games. Flat screen is ideal for the multi-use room, but I'm limited to 65" (i'm considering either Panny VT25 plasma or a Samsung 8000 led/lcd). I do NOT like the picture quality of the Mitsubishi DLP rear projection tv's that come in the 65, 73 and 80" sizes. Besides, they won't fit through the 90 degree turn in the stairwell.
I'm sure there's Polkies out there with FP in a multi-use room environment. What projector and screen are you using? Are you satisfied with the image? What improvements would you make if you could? Are any of you in the Chicago area and be willing to demo for me?
I would really like a big screen but concerned about too much ambient light for the majority of our tv watching. Thanks