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Whats the biggest screen size I should use with my Sim2 DMF?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by cameronl, Sep 2, 2004.

  1. cameronl

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    hi there all, I'll be building a home cinema room next year and I wanted to know what is the biggest screen size I should use with my Sim2 DMF bearing in mind the light output.

    I'll get the best gain screen I can - probably something like 1.3 and the room will be light controlled.

    I currently have a 5 foot screen in my lounge and that works very well for brightness for movies, sports and games excluding the odd dark movie like 'last of the mohicans'.

    I was thinking a 7 foot screen would work well but do you think i would get away with an 8 foot screen bearing in mind that i don't want it to be any darker than in currently is. I must add though that my current room is painted white, is 95 percent light controlled and that I use an average quality owl screen.

    thanks for your time.

    CaM
     
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    CaM,

    A 7ft or 8ft 1.3 gain screen would be fine with your DMF.
    I have seen them set up in light controlled rooms on 3m screens with good results.

    If you have the choice I would consider painting the walls/ceiling grey (18% reflectance) and have a dark coloured carpet too. It makes a big difference to picture quality.

    Jeff :rtfm:
     
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    thanks for that Jeff, my Sim2 is a great projector and I can't wait to get it projecting onto a bigger screen. :)

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