Home theater size ratio

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  1. Jake T

    Jake T Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi,

    I'm considering building a house and in the basement there WILL be a HT built. My question is what is the ratio of length to width that should be used (I.E. should the the length be twice as long as the width)?

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  2. Matt Stryker

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    It depends on the video system. With front projection, length double the width should be a good measure. I would think you would want something at least 16' wide, and maybe around 24' long if possible.
     
  3. Jake T

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    Thanks Matt,

    It will be front projection.
     
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    Andrew & Luis,
    Thank You, they were all very informative sites[​IMG]
    Jake
     
  7. Chad Anson

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    Check out the posts by Dennis Erskine -- he really knows his stuff:
    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...ghlight=ratios
    Here's an excerpt from one of Dennis' replies:
     
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    Hey Jake. I don't know if you found an answer but I just talked to one of the screen manufacturers and they tell me to get full immersion you need to be at a distance of 2.5-3 times the height of a 16/9 ratio screen. Example: in a 45 x 80 = 92in diag. screen you should take 2.5x 45 = 112.5 or a little over 9 feet and up to 3 x 45 = 135 or a little over 11 feet max. This is what they told me to get total immersion. Hope this is what you wanted.
     

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