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post #1 of 3 Old 08-02-2013, 10:36 PM - Thread Starter
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Hey guys,

I'm going to be setting up my first home theatre room.

Dimensions are 8.1ft(H) x 11.6ft(W) x 17.8ft(L)

I'm going to be using a Panasonic AE8000 and 7.2 Ch free standing speakers.

I'm going to have one 6 seater couch at the back of the room (giving a aprx 16.6ft seating distance from the screen).

According to several calculators I can use a 120-150" screen. What do you guys think of as the sweet spot to get a great picture and size. I'd like to go with a 140" curved screen (16:9). Would 140" be too large.

Any advise is most appreciated.

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140" doesn't give you much space around the screen to place your speakers, and light reflection from the walls/ceiling may become a factor.

I'm not sure what a curved screen will buy you for that seating distance and arrangement.

Best answer on screen size is to narrow it down with the calculators (which you've done), then wait until you get the projector installed. Test the screen size on a sheet or photographer backdrop paper, then order the screen based on those results for both appeal and brightness...

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Thanks Jeff! I think that's probably the safest option.
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