Quote:Originally Posted by J_P_A
It sounds like you have this well thought out. That's the best way to start! I didn't see mention of an HVAC return. Are you planning to connect a return into the central air?
Have you tested out your seating distances to see if they will be comfortable for you? Based on the popular seating charts for 2.35, 13' would be considered too close and 20' is getting close to too far. Personally, I like to sit closer than the chart recommends at around 1x width (or closer for some movies), but everybody is different. Just want to make sure you've considered it.
We went to see Robocop the other night and we sat in the front 1/3 of the theater (which is closer than I normally do and I was happy with the picture (I actually still wanted the picture bigger.
I punched in my room calculations into the Theater Calculator v4.0
Screen width 168"
Distance to front row 13'
Distance to 2nd row 19'
I came up with this...
1st row 56.6 degrees
Shortest Recommended Viewing Distance based on Field-of-View being too wide: This distance is based on the peripheral vision field-of-view of the human eye. The average field-of-view width for the human eye is 140 degrees. The rule is that if the viewer sits any closer than this distance to the screen and looks at one side of the screen, they will not be able to see the other side of the screen with their peripheral vision. This equates to a 70-degree field-of-view when the person is looking at the center of the screen.
2nd row 40.4 degrees
SMPTE minimum should be at least 30 degrees at the maximum distance while THX spec is 26 degrees or more
So I think I will be ok... We will see.
Luckily I am making the whole wall a AT screen and the screen size can be as small as I want it to be or as big as the wall.