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Pain in the neck!!

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Les E, Dec 20, 2004.

  1. Les E

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    My room will be around 11ft x 8ft and around 8ft in height.

    With this in mind, and the fact I trying to pre-plan a 69" (diagonal) screen so I can position the front mid speaker at a suitable height (prior to plastering), what would be the best guide to fix the height of the screen?

    I don't want it too high that I get a kink in the neck but I need the front speaker at reasonable height as it's going under the screen.

    By the way, it will be a fixed 16:9 screen.

    Any ideas anyone? :cool:
     
  2. petrolhead

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    You could mount the screen low and speakers about it
     
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    Les,

    Would suggest sitting ( at roughly the correct level) and just looking at the wall, see where your natural eye line is drawn to, then (need to check this out) but i would say that would be a good place to have the middle of the screen? however i think there is a post that suggests eyeline being 2/3 up the screen? I have my speakers above the screen and sound is ok.

    Cheers
     
  4. deckard

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    I believe I've read elsewhere that the rough guide is to have your eyeline 1/3 up the screen. I used to have an article on this somewhere suggesting acceptable vertical viewing angles, but I can't find it. Sorry :blush:
     
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    Not much... We are talking how high should the screen be, not how far. But thanks.
     
  7. Gary Lightfoot

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    If you'd actualy bothered to look at the page I linked to, you'd have found this:

    Click here for information on vertical viewing angles, or "How high can I put my screen?"

    Nice 1st post. You'll go far.

    Gary.
     
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    I had to put my screen higher than ideal, in fact my eyeline (whilst sitting) is in only just above the bottom edge of the screen. I haven't had a pain in the neck yet... not from the screen anyway...PJ ;)
    PS someone suggested putting telephone directories under the settee... which I thought was a novel idea, havent resorted to that... yet! :)
     

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