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Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by jack w, Nov 25, 2003.

  1. jack w

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    I am in the process of building a theater in my basement and i am not sure what size tv to buy.I really like the dlp rear projectors and the sony lcd projectors are nice also. my room dimensions are going to be 18x11 with two rows of chairs ,3 in the back and 2 in the front.The front row will be approx. 8-10 feet from the screen(depending on reclined or not).Also would it pay for me to buy some rear speakers in addition to my surrounds ? considering the rear seating will be very close to the back wall?
     
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    Have you considered going with a front projection system?
     
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    Assuming your basement is like every other basement in the world and has little or no windows....a front projector may be just the thing. No big TV to carry downstairs, no big TV taking up 4 feet of viewing distance. As long as you've got total light control FP may be the answer.
     
  6. Drew Eckhardt

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    In the absence of projection artifacts, a 90" diagonal 16:9 screen would be ideal at 10'; 73" at 8'. The larger screen will provide a more immersive experience for your back row.

    Sitting more than 9' from the screen, two-piece projection systems are necessary to achieve a good immersive effect. The space requirements of front projection are easier to accomodate and the projection surfaces are less expensive although you need better control of ambient light than with rear projection.
     

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