Verdict? Posters on walls inside HT

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  1. Eddie L

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    What's the consensus?
    Do they work on the side walls?
    Too much glare from the screen?
    Even with non-glare glass?
    Or does non-glare wash out the poster?
    Thanks,
    Ed
     
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    I used to have'em up on the side walls, but got tired of covering them and uncovering them for viewings. So, they all came down. Glare was the problem. Not sure how non-glare glass would work but I'd think you'd still get a visible distraction.


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  3. Eddie L

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    Thanks, Ron
    I'm thinking like you, right now
     
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    I've always had them on the left side of my theater and never noticed a problem. Check my HT web site to see the location.
     
  5. Darren Mortensen

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    ED,

    I have two illuminated posters to either side of our screen. There is image reflection from the screen, but does not cause distractions or complaints.
     
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    I have several posters with metal frames and have never had a problem with glare. I have noticed when I have soffett lighting on a slight reflection from one frame to the screen. Since I never have the lighting on while viewing a movie then it is not a problem.

    ht room
     
  7. Eddie L

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    looks like I'm back on da fence
    nice theatre guys!!
    Darren.....haven't seen this one before
    much WAF input?
     
  8. Todd_B

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    I have a couple in my room and they've never caused any distraction..

    Todd B
     
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    I had them on the front wall in the old setup. I would personally set up on the back wall only of my new setup, just to minimize any and all distractions.
     
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    I have some on the side and on the back, I don't find them distracting. The closer ones to the front "glare"... I'm not sure what to call it. Basically you can see the screen in it. But it doesn't reflex light as the plastic is not really reflective enough.

    It does not bother me one bit, I look at the screen, not around the room [​IMG]
     
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    Eddie -

    I have non-glare glass posters on the sides without any problems. However, they are not at the mid-point between my seats and the TV either, which helps a lot. I would say that they are about at the 3/4 mark closer to the seats than the TV. I found that any glare that may be present is not even noticable that far over in my peripheral vision.

    My guess would be that the people with issues are those that have a narrow and/or shallow room that made the posters hang at the prime reflection point.

    Jon
     
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    Jon, I should have mentioned that, mine are VERY close to the seats, I tested by running a video and moving the picture along the wall till it was barely noticeable.
     
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    I've got a few posters on my walls as well. They are non-glare (so no relections off the screen) and set behind the viewer beyond peripheral sight. I try to have nothing reflective visible in direct or perpheral sight.

    Idea: You could put your posters along the entryway to your theater rather than inside.

    jk3

    www.y2kfam.com/theater.htm
     
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    Hi,
    I have posters and 8x10's on all my walls, and I don't have any glare, I also have my TV 10 inchs up in the wall, so I don't know if that helps with not seeing any glare. Check out my theater and you'll see all the posters and pics.
    Randy
    my theater
     
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    I am going to add posters in my room on the back and side walls but not infront of the first row of seating.


    Randy, are they pre-made DVD Racks or did you build or have them built? Nice room!
     

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