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Proposed as of now

1) What projector are you using? Epson 8700UB
2) What is your throw distance? 17'6"
3) What is your seating distance? 11' & 17'
4) What screen: size brand and gain? Da-Lite, Da Mat 119" 1.0 gain, Possibly DIY RS Maxx Mudd LL v2.1
5) If you were buying a new screen would you go bigger, smaller, or same size?
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1) What projector are you using? Panny AE4000U
2) What is your throw distance? ~18' (with false wall)
3) What is your seating distance? 9', 13', 17'
4) What screen: size brand, aspect ratio, and gain? Dalite Cinema Contour JKP Affinity, 16:9, 0.6
5) If you were buying a new screen would you go bigger, smaller, or same size? Same to slightly bigger.

See above...
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So I ended up with a JVC RS40 and a seating distance of 8'6". I have been throwing on a piece of blackout cloth for over a month now. To my own suprise I will be ending up with a screen size much smaller then expected. I thought I would end up with a 119" screen, but after trying different screen sizes...

The large screen sizes cause eye strain in a short time and are not great for fast moving video. I am now somewhere between 84" and 92" screen size. What I realized is with the smaller screen size the improvment in contrast and sharpness is much more involving then a larger screen. The depth of the picture makes it feel much larger then it is. Just my 2cents.

FYI Between DaLite, SI and, Carada. Carada is the only screen without sparkles and/or screen texture. Screen material was a nobrainer for me!
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1) What projector are you using?
2) What is your throw distance?
3) What is your seating distance?
4) What screen: size brand, aspect ratio, and gain?
5) If you were buying a new screen would you go bigger, smaller, or same size?

1. Epson 8500UB
2. 15 feet
3. 15 feet
4. 153" Seynour av A/T xD, 16:9, 1.1?
5. Bigger. I would buy a Seymour 190" 2.35:1 curved screen and of course, a light cannon to fill it
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Just planning mine right now so I'm interested too. Of course, after CEDIA things may change.

1) I was thinking of a TruVue Vango
2) 14'
3) 8' to 12 '
4) Either Stewart Firehawk or SI .8. Probably the Firehawk because there is side lighting rather than top lighting. Problem is that most of the screen reviews are somewhat old and I don't know if they still apply. 103x40 is the largest I can go in the space I have.
5) N/A
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Just planning mine right now so I'm interested too. Of course, after CEDIA things may change.

1) I was thinking of a TruVue Vango
2) 14'
3) 8' to 12 '
4) Either Stewart Firehawk or SI .8. Probably the Firehawk because there is side lighting rather than top lighting. Problem is that most of the screen reviews are somewhat old and I don't know if they still apply. 103x40 is the largest I can go in the space I have.
5) N/A

Still applies....Firehawk is a better choice for that type of lighting condition. If it were lighting from the top, SI would have been the better choice.

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JVC RS20 @ 12ft distance, front row the same, 104" 2.35:1 DIY screen. I want to buy (when I can afford it) an Elite 115"; that will barely fit between my light sconces. But right now I'm still a happy camper!

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1) What projector are you using? Epson 8350
2) What is your throw distance? 12'
3) What is your seating distance? 13'
4) What screen: FAVI 120, 16:9, 1.3
5) If you were buying a new screen would you go bigger, smaller, or same size? Same Size

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1) What projector are you using? PT-AX200U
2) What is your throw distance? ~13'
3) What is your seating distance? 11'
4) What screen: size brand, aspect ratio, and gain? 110" Elite, 16:9
5) If you were buying a new screen would you go bigger, smaller, or same size? same
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1) What projector are you using? JVC HD250
2) What is your throw distance? 10.5'
3) What is your seating distance? 10.5'
4) What screen: size brand, aspect ratio, and gain? Wilsonart 104" DIY
5) If you were buying a new screen would you go bigger, smaller, or same size? Probably something very similar 100-110"
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So I ended up with a JVC RS40 and a seating distance of 8'6". I have been throwing on a piece of blackout cloth for over a month now. To my own suprise I will be ending up with a screen size much smaller then expected. I thought I would end up with a 119" screen, but after trying different screen sizes...

The large screen sizes cause eye strain in a short time and are not great for fast moving video. I am now somewhere between 84" and 92" screen size. What I realized is with the smaller screen size the improvment in contrast and sharpness is much more involving then a larger screen. The depth of the picture makes it feel much larger then it is. Just my 2cents.

FYI Between DaLite, SI and, Carada. Carada is the only screen without sparkles and/or screen texture. Screen material was a nobrainer for me!
Which Carada material did you use, or do they only have one material?

RS40
Throw - 13.5 ft
Seat - 11 ft
Screen - 102" 16:9 DaLite Cinema Vision
I'm looking for another screen that doesn't show sparkles/texture...about same size.
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Carada has a Classic Cinema White and a Brilliant White. I am down to these two. The CCW has better black levels and the colors seem richer but the extra gain of the BW should help preserve lamp life and help with 3d movies. Both are great screens no texture or sparkles. Give them a call, they send 8x11" samples.
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1) What projector are you using? JVC RS-15
2) What is your throw distance? 20 feet
3) What is your seating distance? 11 feet
4) What screen: Da-Lite Da-Mat grey 16 x 9, 106" diagonal
5) If you were buying a new screen would you go bigger, smaller, or same size?

I bought my current screen when I owned a Panasonic PT-AE 900. My current PJ has so much more contrast that a white screen would be preferable. Size is great for HDTV sports but underwhelming for CinemaScope movies. I'm buying a new home and building a new theater. I plan on getting a white screen, AT, Seymour AV, CinemaScope 130" or 140" diagonal. This will give a similar or very slightly bigger 16:9 area when masked and much bigger for 2.35:1. Can't wait!
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1) What projector are you using? Optoma HD3300
2) What is your throw distance? 10 feet
3) What is your seating distance? 5 feet to 10 feet (experimenting)
4) What screen: da wall (my image is about 44x78)
5) If you were buying a new screen would you go bigger, smaller, or same size? researching

So this is a valuable thread for me. I've just gotten all the components, set them up, and am experimenting with screen distance. I've heard some people sitting as close as twice the screen height. I've tried one movie so far at that distance, and it felt sort of cramped (plus that close, the only speaker I could hear was the center speaker).

I can go with 2 basic configs: 2 rows (one about 5', one at 10'), or one row at 10', but longer side to side. We'll see what works out.
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1) What projector are you using? panny ae 4000
2) What is your throw distance? is that from teh pj to screen? if so then about 14
3) What is your seating distance? 12-14
4) What screen: size brand and gain? da lite cinema contour HC gain is 1:1
5) If you were buying a new screen would you go bigger, smaller, or same size? same size exactly as that is how the space was built for.
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1) What projector are you using? Epson 8100
2) What is your throw distance? 13" 6"
3) What is your seating distance? 13'
4) What screen: size brand, aspect ratio, and gain? Accuscreen electric 110", 16:9, 1.0 gain
5) If you were buying a new screen would you go bigger, smaller, or same size? I would do a DIY screen 120" diagonal and 2.4:1 with curtains masking the sides for 16:9
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Hi all. My new 1st house undergoin reno & deciding how far back to install my Epson LCD business projector on my 70 inch wide screen. Should i install nearer to the wide or tele side? 1.2x zoom lens. Distance is from 231cm to 278cm. Which gives the best result? Coz both extreme ends no distortion detected. Thanx
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1) What projector are you using? Epson 8100
2) What is your throw distance? 11'-9"
3) What is your seating distance? 10'
4) What screen: size brand, aspect ratio, and gain? 106" 1.78 with horizontal masking. Partial DIY. Center Stage XD, 1.2 gain, but going to 4K.
5) If you were buying a new screen would you go bigger, smaller, or same size? It would require some demolition and construction, but I would probably go with a 110" wide 2.35 AT screen with side masking.

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1) What projector are you using? Sony VPL HW30AES
2) What is your throw distance? 11'-5"
3) What is your seating distance? 11'-10"
4) What screen: size brand, aspect ratio, and gain? 110" Stewart Filmscreen Luxus Model A 16:9 Reflections Active 170 3D
5) If you were buying a new screen would you go bigger, smaller, or same size? Just ordered the 110" but its replacing a Grandview 100"
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1) What projector are you using? Mitsubishi HC4000
2) What is your throw distance? 13'-6"
3) What is your seating distance? 13'-6"
4) What screen: size brand, aspect ratio, and gain? 120" 2.35 AR custom made fixed frame screen with 1.2 gain for running a CIH setup
5) If you were buying a new screen would you go bigger, smaller, or same size? The current setup is perfect. Wont change anything!
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