What is the optimal screen size given a room of this size?

captaincrash

Stunt Coordinator
Joined
Nov 26, 2006
Messages
50
Real Name
Thomas
What is the optimal screen size given my room is 15 by 20? The screen will be on the 15' wall and I had envisioned flanking the screen with a semi-circle faux "stage" at the base in matt black. I was going to arrange two rows of seating with a slight raised area in the 2nd row.

So at what distance would you place each row (eye point) and what size screen would you use?

Thanks in advance for your opinions!
 

SethH

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Dec 17, 2003
Messages
2,867
In that room you could use a 114" screen with a 720p projector. You would have to use the zoom feature to get a screen that size in your room. With a screen that size both rows of seating should fall between 12' and 18' from the screen.

If you decided to go 1080p then you could sit a little closer.

FYI - the above numbers are from Projector Central using their calculator for the Sanyo Z5 which is a very solid 720p projector.
 

Forum Sponsors

Latest posts

Forum statistics

Threads
344,871
Messages
4,723,040
Members
141,347
Latest member
DaMovieMaestro