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Screen Question

This keeps bugging me. I have a Carada 110in 1.78 screen now. Its been their for 8 years. Looks perfect. But most of my movies are 2.35 or about. I only use my HT for movies and some Concert films which are 1.78. But 95 % movies. My room is 11.8 ft or 140in wide and 30 ft long. My ceilings are low at 6.8ft 'its a basement with black painted drop ceiling. Would a 125in 2.35 be to big are worth the trouble. Right now my Carada mask to 2.35 is 96in wide and about 42in tall. Is their a rule that should have some space between screen and side walls. The wife of course says our current screen is fine. Well she said that when we had a 61in rear projection 9 years ago. Should I be happy and save my money for a better projector' using a Epson 8350 now. Could get the sony HW 40 and keep my Carada 110in. I cant sleep at night thinking about this. Help Thanks for any help.
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Build one for a couple hundred and try it out. I have a 120" 2.35:1 screen with about the same width and half the depth.


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My room is right at 12' wide and I have a 130" wide 2.35:1 screen.



I don't know of any rule of thumb for how much space you should leave to either side of the screen. Though when you get this close to the outside walls you'll want non-reflective walls near the screen. I am using black fabric which does a pretty good job. I'm very happy with my screen size and wouldn't change a thing. I think it creates a very immersive experience. Front row eyeballs are at just over 11ft.


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Go for it, at 30 feet long you certainly have the depth for it. I have a DIY 120" scope screen and my room is 11' 6" wide. Leaves about 10" either side for access behind the screen.

1st row is about 9'6" from the screen which is fine for me but some prefer the 2nd row when there is a lot of action on the screen. If your 1st row is at 10' or greater you will be golden.


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Well guys you talked me into it. I would not be happy unless I tried a 2.35. So the fun begins Anyone need a Carada 110in 1.78. I pretty sure I am going with a 125in 2.35. That is 117.4 by 50.8 I think. That still gives me a large 1.78 image and the 2.35 will be awesome. Thanks
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I know I'm in the great minority here as far as loving a screen wall goes(and by screen wall, I mean the wall itself is the screen), but if your going to take the plunge on an expensive screen anyway, and if the wall this screen is going to go on is paintable, why not try tossing a coat of screen paint on the wall 1st - just to see if you like it? You may wind up with a pic even bigger than the screen you were going to buy without losing any quality of image. A cheap roller, a can of behr silver screen, and 20 min of your time is a MINOR risk which could possibly end up saving you the cost of an entire screen . If you hate it, you can still put the screen on the wall, so no harm no foul.


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