Question What size 2.35:1 screen for a 87” H for a 1.85:1 movie

gooner26

Active Member
Sorry if I worded that title wrong. Basically I worked out I’ll be sitting around 10ft from my new screen so roughly that is a 100” screen in 16x9 which is 87” in height so I am thinking to get a scope screen which will allow me to watch movies in the wider format but when watching 1.85:1 or below the image will not be so small right?
 

Chinstroke

Active Member
Sorry if I worded that title wrong. Basically I worked out I’ll be sitting around 10ft from my new screen so roughly that is a 100” screen in 16x9 which is 87” in height so I am thinking to get a scope screen which will allow me to watch movies in the wider format but when watching 1.85:1 or below the image will not be so small right?
From 10 feet away you could go for a 10 foot wide scope screen (300cm) this would put you 2.4 screen heights away from the screen and give you a 16:9 image that is equivalent to about a 100" diagonal. This would give you good immersion with all formats.
 

Luminated67

Distinguished Member
Sorry if I worded that title wrong. Basically I worked out I’ll be sitting around 10ft from my new screen so roughly that is a 100” screen in 16x9 which is 87” in height so I am thinking to get a scope screen which will allow me to watch movies in the wider format but when watching 1.85:1 or below the image will not be so small right?

Did you means cm rather than inches in your reference to height?
 

NinjaMonkeyUK

Well-known Member
125" scope gives approx 100" 16:9 and 103" 1.85:1.
 

NinjaMonkeyUK

Well-known Member
By the way, I was referring to the diagonal measurement, not the height.
 

gooner26

Active Member
Just realised I’ve made a mistake with my title, I meant what 2.35:1 screen size for a 49” height in 1.85:1 movies
 

NinjaMonkeyUK

Well-known Member
Yep got that:thumbsup:

So I have come to he conclusion that sitting around 11ft away from my screen either a 125” 2.35:1 or 100” 16:9 screen should be great for me.

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Danny

Go with 125" scope, because then you get both 125" scope and 100" 16:9; the best of both worlds. That's what I've got and I wouldn't switch to only 16:9.
 

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