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frisco

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What would be the max (best) screen size for a 20 (long) x 13 (width) media room? What's the typical size for a media room? Thanks.
 

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Max and best are 2 separate things. It depends on the type of display also. Projector/screen or is this a flat TV like a LCD or plasma? Source(s)? HD or SD? Seating distance from the screen?

For example, I have about a 16x24 room and I use a 103", 16x9 DIY screen with a Panasonic AE900U projector. My eyes are approximately 12 feet from the screen. I use a combination of DVD and HD sources with very little standard definition TV watching.

-Robert
 

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Room size doesn't matter. Screen size is based on your seating distance from screen, and resolution of your display.
 

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Thank you for the replies. I am thinking about project/screen. The projector resolution, I am not sure. I have about 8 thousand dollars budget for the project and speakers, so I suppose I can get a decent one. The viewing distance, I don't want to place the sofa against the back wall, so I am thinking maybe 16-18 feet (the room is 20 feet long) away from the screen.
In this setup, is 110'' screen too big? Thanks again!
 

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Believe it or not, a 110" diagonal screen is a little too small(assuming you get either a 720p or 1080p projector). I'd get about a 120" diagonal screen. Make sure the projector is bright enough for your screen size.
 

Bob McElfresh

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I have always found this viewing distance calculator to be a good source:

Viewing Distance Calculator

Plug in the numbers, then play with the screen size to get the distance for the THX suggestion of a 26 degree viewing angle.

Try to get the primary/front seat to have this angle so people in the rearward seats have a smaller angle to avoid eye-strain.
 

JeremyErwin

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That calculator suggests a 26 degree minimum, and a 36 degree maximum. In other words, 26 degrees for the rear, 30 or so for the front.
 

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My room is 12.5' X 20'. My seating is 13.5' and 19'. I have a 126" (16:9) screen and wouldn't go any smaller.
 

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