quick poll: How big is your screen/image?

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  1. richard plumb

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    I'd like a quick straw poll of how big peoples' screens are, and how far back they sit.

    I'm in my house now, and looking at sizes etc. I was considering 7-8' wide 16:9, and would be viewing from around 17-18' away.
     
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    8 foot wide, about 9 foot away.
     
  3. richard plumb

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    blimey, don't your eyes go funny!?

    I'm hoping this thread will settle things down to a happy medium for a first timer like me. I usually sit in the middle rows at the cinema, so I want to recreate that kind of viewing angle if possible.

    But I'm imagining there's a limit for cheap projectors screen sizes. With my AE100 I'm assuming at least a 1.5x width distance, and allowing for 2x initially. So this will restrict in a small room.

    But is there a light limit as the screen gets wider and each pixel is duller? Or if the room is totally light controlled doesn't it really matter, as the lumens output is the same overall?
     
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    Six feet wide, ten feet away


    Conor
     
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    8' wide, sitting 14' - 20' away.

    #EDIT#
    The further distance is more to do with room size and shape rather than viewing comfort - I find 12-14' absolutely fine - minimal screen door. The height of the screen will make a difference too - lower is certainly more comfortable to view
     
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    7' wide, sitting 14' away (16:9).
     
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    5' wide (16:9) and siiting 9-10' away.
     
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    6' Wide, 9' away.
     
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    Just ordered a 7ft manual screen from metroplan. I'll be sitting about 12-14 ft away.
     
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    6' wide (16:9), sitting 8' 6" away
     
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    7' wide, 16:9 ratio, 16 feet away.
     
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    80" x 45" DaLite (just under 7ft) watched from about 12 feet

    WOuld not want any bigger at this distance personally

    Tim
     
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    7ft wide 11ft away.
     
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    So 8ft sounds like a good size for my viewing distance (around 15-18 ft.)

    Now I just have to work out projector distance. You can guarantee it'll want to be smack bang where the lamp currently is...

    **edit** 10.8 ft. - 13.4 ft for my 8ft wide screen.
     
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    5' wide from 7' away. Small room.:(
     
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    8ft wide from 13ft away.
     
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    6' screen (roller blind!), 9ft away
     
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    RIchard,

    sods law will probably make an appearance when it comes to locating your pj and screen.

    There was no way I could accomodate the short throw, lights, screen width and seating without loads of hassle. I ended up swapping sofas around, removing a celining light an just leaving a blanking plate and screwing wood between the celining joists so I could mount the screen sensibly...

    Still 'twas worth it I hope :rolleyes: :confused: :D
     
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    8' Wide 13' Away
     
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    7 ft wide, 16:9, viewed from 12/13 ft away.
     
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    i have the ptae as well

    have an 8 ft wide screen sit about 12 ft from the screen
     
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    6' wide (16:9) and 9' away.

    Spectre
    What PJ are you using to get your 8 foot wide, about 9 foot away screen settings?




    :confused:
     
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    8' wide (16:9), 20' away.

    DAKS.
     
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    6 ft wide at 11 ft away with a 4:3 screen
     
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    8" 13" away dwarf druids are a feature.
     
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    7ft wide (16:9) 9ft away.

    Something about subtended viewing angles on the dolby.com site made me set it up this way.

    Rob.
     
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    8ft (16-9) 15 ft away
     
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    9.8' (3m) wide 16x9 with previous AE100 and TW100. Now that I'm upgrading to HS10 it will shrink by 12" to 8.8' (2.7m) wide. I have 2 rows of seats at 3.5m and 4.9m from the screen.
     
  29. Walter mitty

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    Well I`m with a 7ft 16-9 at about 12 ft away.

    Is this a really important difference that we all have?
     
  30. meva

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    I assume everyone here is talking horizontal widths ?
    I'm about 12' from a 5'10" wide screen ( too small !!! )
     

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