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It should be noted that the audio amp I listed was a Bluetooth device as well. So, you could still use Bluetooth for phones and other devices connected to it, but for reliability it would be hard-wired for devices. If you didn't like the way they worked hard wired, you could still go completely wireless, but I do think that volume will be something of an issue.

True AV receivers these days are adding Alexa control to them which would give you full voice control of the receiver, including volume control.

There are wireless solutions, but rarely have I found people to be truly happy when they start removing the wires due to reliability issues. That's up to you though.

I would get the 3700 over the 3100 in a second in your situation if budget allows it. Be aware of the throw distance being tight for screen size, and the 3100/3700 are large projectors. Much higher quality/build than the other models I listed. Don't let that shock you if you go that route.
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I was able to find a deal on a refurbished 3700 in (hopefully!) excellent condition, so I went for it (lamp is original Epson and low hours). I also purchased an Elite Screen 100" Manual Series 16:9, with the extra 24" border, which I hope will give some flexibility related to screen height/projector placement.

Once I get everything set up, I will reply to this thread to provide an update, in the hope that it can help others who are contemplating a similar solution!

Thank you very much again for all of the information and your attention to detail. I have certainly learned a lot!
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It's been a while since my last posts on this forum. Although my 3-season room is not fully built yet, I wanted to give a brief update on the Epson 3700 projector, which I recently received.

The subjective picture quality of the projector is great: nice clarity and colors, and a very bright image (and this is projecting it on a tan-colored wall inside my home as a test). That said, I can still see the impact of ambient light on the image (no surprise, but good to get a relative sense of the effect). I'm hoping to install some curtains that are light blocking in the outdoor room for attempted usage during daylight hours, but I believe that the projector will truly shine at night (esp. movie night, or watching evening sports).

I will come back with another update once the outdoor room is complete, and the projector, screen and outdoor speakers can all be tested in their intended environment, in case others are contemplating a similar setup.

Thanks again!
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