Screen (vertical) placement question

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Ken Reneris, May 20, 2001.

  1. Ken Reneris

    Ken Reneris Auditioning

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    How does one determine the vertical center spot for a screen? For example, if the front wall is 8’6” tall and the screen is say 4’6” and the first row is on not elevated (but the second is y 6”-8”).
    In this example there is obviously 4’ of extra vertical space, but I’m pretty sure you don’t just leave 2’ below and 2’ above.
    Thanks for the help, Ken
     
  2. EricMitz

    EricMitz Auditioning

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    From the CinemaSource Home Theater Design Guide:
    "A good rule of thumb is to have the principal viewer's eye level (typically 42" to 48" from floor when seated) about 1/3 of the distance from the bottom of the picture area."
    Eric
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