Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by activeuk, Oct 20, 2004.
my room is 15 foot any ideas i the best size screen i want a 16:9
It's pretty much up to you really (within reason).
It will be dictated, to a large extent, by the placing of the PJ and the available zoom range on the lens, but within those constraints, you get to choose!
How far away will you be sitting from the screen? (you probably won't want to be sitting closer than about 1.5x the screen size)
Smaller screen means brighter - but then it's........well, smaller!!!
would i 100 inch screen be over the top?
Aside from what's physically possible with the zoom range of the projector, there's two things to bear in mind, as far as I can make out (being in the same newbie position as far as projectors go...)
First there's the image quality/brightness - as MikeK has already mentioned, the smaller the image the brighter it will be and the closer you can sit without seeing any artifacts in the picture.
The second is viewing fatigue - too big a picture will result in your eyes having to move around a lot more. Think back to the last time you went to the cinema - are you the type of person that likes to sit right at the front or do you prefer to be further back ?
If it helps, get some low tack masking tape and mark out the screen outline on the wall and then sit back and see what you think. For me, an 80" screen would appear to be plenty big enough from 12' away....
100" - well plenty of people use them, but bear in mind Mark's comments and remember that as far as the viewer is concerned, the size of the screen is relative to the distance you sit from it.
EG, an 8ft screen may seem the same size from 8ft away, as a 12ft screen seems from 12ft, and so on (I'd have to check my maths for the specific figures )
92" is a popular size mate.
Good compromise between quality and quantity.
were is the cheapest place to get a 92" pull down screen?
drhscreens.co.uk get my fullest recommendations. They are very helpful and seem very willing to help if you have any questions/problems.
Have a look at some of the forums sponsors (nexnix,discounttv etc.) You should be able to get one for around £200.
I think mine cost about £180 a year ago.(Projecta ProCinema 92").
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