Who has a 96" or larger projector screen

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  1. ScottATL

    ScottATL Stunt Coordinator

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    The FAQ section says to use a screen size to seating ratio of 1.5. I was planning on having my seating 12 feet from the screen, which the formula would give an 8 foot width. on a 16:9 screen, this would be 104" diagonal, but some are saying that is too larger.

    If you have a screen 96" or larger, can you please post on how big it is, and how far away you start your seating, and if you would prefer it to be smaller/larger.

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  2. SimiA

    SimiA Second Unit

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    I use a 100" Da-lite, and I sit 13' from my screen.
    The pictuer is so immursive. When I watch boxing matches on pay p/view, it's like having ring side seats, without the sweat spattering on you.
    I prefer this size, but some may want a little smaller.
    8 ft is quite large, but I believe you''ll be so totally engrosed in the picture you won't notice the size, except how awe dropping it is.
    Vb
     
  3. Michael TLV

    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    Greetings

    I am shooting a 102" diagonal and sitting about 12 feet back. It is just fine.

    Regards
     
  4. Stephane

    Stephane Stunt Coordinator

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    I have a 100" stewart film screen and I sit about 16 feet away from it. It is very comfortable to look at. I kind of wish now that I had actually gone bigger. There was suppose to be a bar at the back of the room that never got done to I moved my couch back a few feet to have perfect 7.1 surround. Now As I said I wish that I had acuta;;y gon to at least 110" if not 120".

    In my oppinion, it depends on 2 things. One is the quality of the projector that you will be using and 2 if you get motion sickness. Some of the HD station can be breathtaking and you actully feel like you are there, hence the motion sickness if it is a fast moving picture.

    Stephane
     
  5. Chris Moe

    Chris Moe Screenwriter

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    I have a 100" DaLite High Power and sit about 14' feet back, I wish I could sit closer but my projector is floor mounted.
     
  6. Mike Wladyka

    Mike Wladyka Supporting Actor

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    I change the size of the screen depending on how feel that day...one of the best advantages of a white wall screen.

    It goes anywhere from 8' to 10' 16:9 diagonal. I sit somewhere between 12 and 13 feet away, I can't quite remember that actual number...
     
  7. Tommy G

    Tommy G Screenwriter

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    I have a 106" at about 12 feet away and it is just fine. Actually it is better than fine! [​IMG]
     
  8. SimiA

    SimiA Second Unit

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    Tommy G "Actually it is better than fine!"
    Amen brother!
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