What are the screen sizes of IMAX, cinema compared to home projectors?

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  1. JediFonger

    JediFonger Producer

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    i've been googling. are the following figures somewhat correct?

    in feet:
    IMAX screen size=65'x85' (107' diagonally)
    AMC/Showcase screen size (largest auditorium)=27'x46' (53' diagonally)
    my home front projected screen size=6'x7' (it's about 9', but i only do 7.5' diagonally)

    in inches:
    IMAX screen size=780"x1020" (1,284" diagonally)
    AMC/Showcase screen size (largest auditorium)=324"x552" (636" diagonally)
    my home front projected screen size=72"x84" (it's about 100", but i only do 90" diagonally)
     
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    The Imax theater in Jakarta used to be the biggest, and I think it was sort of ~80' high, but don't quote me on that.

    The rest of the numbers look reasonable - I do about a 70" diagonal at home, myself.

    Leo
     
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    Ahh, but what are the viewing angles of each screen? It is conceiveable that your HT screen could 'appear' larger...
     
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    Clearly, someone who's never been to an IMAX theatre. [​IMG]
     
  5. Leo Kerr

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    Eh, you can do it in the HT environment; the problem is that when you're a foot off of the screen, you've the unexpected difference of having to actually change the focus and convergence of the eye - something that one doesn't normally have to do in an Imax or conventionally viewed HT space.

    Leo
     

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