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Curiosity about room size

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by MartinImber, Sep 18, 2001.

  1. MartinImber

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    OK I can't afford one, and currently no plans but what is the minimum distance between a projector and screen for normal use?
     
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    Martin<br />Recon on a CRT projector being about one and a half times the screen width away.

    ie for a 7ft wide screen the front of your projector will be 10ft 6inches away. Allow about another 3ft for the projector and vetilation.

    The LCD and DLP projectors vary in which lenses they use and can be as little as one to one to about twice the screen width.

    12 to 14ft is an average length for a uk home Cinema.

    Once you've had your first projector you will never look back.(or have spare cash. Welcome to the dark side.
     
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    as rolend said there are just so many diferent things to take in to acount .

    the best thing is to give some dimentions . tell us what size your room is and what size screen you have in mind . then the likes of roland or gordon can tell you what will and wont work

    do a search aswell . frm what has been said the new sim2 will have a very short throw indeed . you will need a pretty big budget for somthing like that though

    to give you an idear . i have an crt projector and a 12x15 foot room and i have a 6 1/2 foot wide 4:3 screen <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
     
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    i sit around 7-8 feet from my screen
     
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    Next TV will be an RPTV or bigger CRT got 32", since I sit about 6-7 foot from the TV (across the lounge)

    Just curious

    Wall Sofa 6ft TV Wall

    TV is about 2 1/2 3 foot deep
     
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    Well from 1 side to the other

    Wall<br />Front of settee 3ft<br />settee to TV 7ft<br />TV screen to wall 2 1/4 ft

    So if a wanted front projection

    a) projector over our heads<br />b) screen about 2 1/4 ft from wall

    Lots of daytime viewing.

    Think I'll stick to 32" for a while
     
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    The way I work out the seat position (much to the consternation of my wife who humours me anyway) is:

    Surround sound speakers, one in each corner.

    Sofa equidistant between front and rear, ie dead centre of the room.

    Screen size as big as is comfortable for the above configuration. I think that for home cinema it is always a mistake to under-cater for the sound as well. Those few extra feet at the back are vital.

    BTW the room is 19 feet long by about 9 wide so I realise I am probably luckier than most. (We bought the house primarily because it had a long room with no window at one end and was therefore ideal for home cinema - also to my wife's bemusement.)
     

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