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Yeah, that makes sense to me. In your front row, your non-scope horizontal viewing angle should be pretty similar to your scope image angle in the back row.
This is why I'm planning a constant-area approach -- I won't have a closer row to move to, since the geometry of my room yields unusable screen sizes if I try to get 36 degrees in the second row. And, I'd prefer a somewhat smaller 1.78 image size than I'd get with constant-width, at least for most content.
My actual plan is to use a 1.78 screen (rather than the traditional 2.05 for CIA) so that I can watch IMAX Blu-ray and features like Planet Earth at maximum size, but I'll mask/zoom most 1.78 stuff down a bit, especially some TV content that uses a lot of shaky handheld camera.
Anyway, I'll save the gory details for my own thread when I start it shortly. Thanks for the info!
Mike Kobb(Formerly "ReplayMike". These opinions are mine alone, and in no way reflect the opinions of employers past or present!)"Mike's Money Pit" Build Thread