Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Nic Rhodes, Aug 29, 2003.
What height do you guys mount the bottom of your screens at?
The bottom of my screen (visible area) is 38" above the floor.
The screen is 72" x 40.5 " and the surround is 5" of dark blue velvet all round .
When I finally get my screen up again it will be approx 1m off the floor. This is to allow the speakers to go just under the screen, so as to be as close to the picture as possible before I can afford a sound screen.
Like the recommendations for speaker positioning, there are recommendations for screen settings. I'm not sure what they are off the top of me head though.
My screen is about 1 foot from the floor, the centre is about eye level.
I mean the centre of the screen, my centre is under the screen!
mine is 70cm. below the screen i have the strata III and my centre channel on top of that. it seems about right, perhaps a smidge high for my living room. much lower, though, and i would struggle to see over the coffee table (enclosure), gotta have room for drinks too!
Thanks guys, anyone else?
Not crt..... but the bottom of mine is some 60cm from the floor. Previously i had it at just over a metre so i could get a centre on a proper stand, but it always felt as if i was un naturally having to look upwards.
I am thinking of 75
Id still be happy with that..... i would guess that having the bottom of screen above eye level would induce a creak in the neck..... so i guess it depends how big your sofa is and how long your neck is!
What size are you hoping to go for Bee?
Whats your intended viewing distance?
I too am looking at screen height. However with my current seating, you would be looking down at the screen even if it hung from the ceiling.
Damn those stupid (possibly) over priced Futons...
well I don't actually have one! I know this sounds daft but I have a screen, about to go on the wall, and the projector will go on the table. I will then sit in the best position behind the CRT. I will still have something like 15 feet behind me so I have loads of flexibility here to 'go for the best'.
Dominic, maybe stupid advice but it is better to start with lower position, and then rise it up if not satisfied. It can be pain in the ... to set PJ again (if you can not lift up the table) but at least the holes on the wall will not be seen afterwards (when the light is on)
I saw some screens hanging suprisingly low and must say I liked it.
Also think good about placing of the centre speaker. I saw quite a few touching the bottom of the screen and never liked it
One guy I trust a lot when it comes to Home Cinema (he build his own HC over five years ago) told me this:
The best way is to reduce the lights to the minimum, just to see where the fronts are, and then sit on your place for about half and hour watch into the front wall. The place you find most pleasent to look into after half an hour should be one third from the bottom of the screen. So he did and it turned out to be great room!
I always work to this calculation
The bottom of the screen should be 1/3 of the screen hieght down from the eye level of seated possition of the viewer.
This should work for any viewing distance and any screen size.
Would you say this can effect the quality of the picture due to the angle of the reflected light.. or is it purely about comfort of the viewer?
I have the bottom of my plasma slightly above eye level and dont agree that this is a problem at all with comfort.. people that say it is have often never tried it.
I am thinking about getting a projector and the bottom of the screen would be at eye level - this means my front three speakers can stay where they are.
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