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

#### captaincrash

##### Stunt Coordinator
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?

#### Jim Mcc

Senior HTF Member
Screen size depends on your seating distance, and the resolution of projector.

#### SethH

Senior HTF Member
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.