Set screen size?

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Brian Osborne, Jan 4, 2006.

  1. Brian Osborne

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    I'll be finished with hanging drywall for my Home Theater project in the next day or two. Hope to have mudding done in a week or so.
    I've ordered my screen paint from www.DIYtheatre.com. I question if I should be building a screen frame and have the screen out a bit from the wall or just make the entire back wall the screen.
    I will be having curtains that will open and close, so I could open just far enough to view the image. What will the surrounding area look like if the image is smaller that the actual screen? I have very good ambient light control and using the BenQ 7700 projector. The screen paint is Medium Grey Austrailian Opal.
    I doubt very much that having the image smaller than the screen will be distracting at all, but does anyone have experience with this?
    Here is a link to a picture that shows the front wall of my theater. The screen is set back about 14" from the surrounding wall that the speakers will be built into.
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/gall...geViewsIndex=0
     
  2. David Noll

    David Noll Stunt Coordinator

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    Brian,

    Having a image smaller than the screen will not be a problem. The image seldom fits the screen anyway. For examples, when a movie is not in the standard 16:9 widescreen format or when watching the 4:3 TV format. I don't find that to be distracting, especially if the room is dark. And by the way, I never thought that automatic masking systems were ever justified in home theaters.

    David
     
  3. Brian Osborne

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    I was just talking about stopping the curtains early when I'm watching TV in 4:3....
    But if it is not a distraction, then no need.

    Mudding tonight and tomorow, I'll post some more pics once we get a good start on it.
     

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