# One last chance at fp

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Chad Isaacs, Sep 17, 2001.

1. ### Chad Isaacs Supporting Actor

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Is 24' from nose to screen to far for a 7' wide screen?
I did some apartment rearranging in my mind(not moving for 2 more weeks) and I could hang the screen on the dining room wall which would be 24' away from where my couch would have to be.
Probelem here is I cannot go beyond 7',the living room is 14x15 but there is a stroage closet that kinda divides the living room from the dining room.
Also,assuming it is 7' wide,how tall would it have to be if it were a 16:9 screen.
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2. ### Sean M Stunt Coordinator

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No, 24' is not too close for a 7' screen. I'd say it's actually too far away, but that should leave you plenty of room to play with the seating. If the screen is 7' wide (84") then it should be 47" high to yield a 16:9 screen (96" diag. btw).
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Here are some numbers
_84" wide screen 16x9:
1.77:1=84 x 47.46
1.78:1=84 x 47.20
1.85:1=84 x 45.41
2.35:1=84 x 35.75
_80" wide screen 16x9:
1.77:1=80 x 45.20
1.78:1=80 x 45.00
1.85:1=80 x 43.25
2.35:1=80 x 34.04
formula: 84/1.85=45.41 (screen w/asr)
Distance to screen (sweet spot)
screen width/2 x .27
(84/2)x.27=~11'-4"
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2.5~3.5 x height of screen
good luck
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My screen is also 7' wide. The optimum viewing distance is 14-16ft away so 25ft is pretty far away.
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5. ### James W. Johnson Screenwriter

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I sit exactly 1.5 screen widths away from my screen for optimum movie theater feel. 9' back from a 6' wide sceen, my first screen was 5' wide and it was just abit too small for my tastes.

6. ### Chad Isaacs Supporting Actor

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Thanks guys.I think I have another idea.I am thinking about making a frame covered with black out with curitans over the black out to cover the sliding door.It will have to be easily removed to get to the grill or to let the kids out or to feed the geese(lake 15' from the back door" so I got to thinking...
From the sliding door to the parallel wall is just over 15'.If I put the black out material on horozontally instead of vertically and put it in 3 sections instead of 2 I would have a good screen surface dead center of the window.Then just apply some felt to the top and bottom portions,with possibly home made felt curitans on either side.Make sense?Mabey I will sketech it up and put it in photopoint for the world to see.
That would give me just under 15'viewing distance.I guess I had not though of this earlier because I have fish tanks and was concerned about getting them on a load baring wall,not so much an issue now because I got moved to a lower level apartment with concrete floors(carpeted though).
Plus if I do it this way,there will not be speakers on walls that join other apartments!
Ok,let me go draw somthing,I will have a link soon.
15' viewing distance,I could get a decent screen size then...right?
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