I am trying to decide on screen size for my new dedicated home theater. I had originally planned on 120" all long, but I just want to confirm it is the right choice.
The room's front (screen) wall is 19' wide (plenty of width) and 103" tall (floor to ceiling). The 120" screen is 66" tall (including frame) -- and the 135" is 74" tall (including frame). Screen material will Visual Apex fixed frame screen (1.1 gain white).
Here are the other particulars. I have total light control -- and no windows. The room is 23' long -- and the front row seating position is about 13.5' from the screen wall. Second row is about 18' from screen wall and on a 16" riser. I figure I need to keep the screen off the floor by at least 25" to make sure that I can have space for my center channel and stand. PJ will be the Sony VPL-HW55ES - so I have a lot of lumens.
The various home theater calculator's would seem to say that 120" give the optimum view angle and distance in the front row seating. Of course, it is tantalizing to get a bigger screen.
What do the screen experts think?
Dedicated Theater Room Setup (on a reasonable budget):
Sony VPL-HW55ES + VAPEX 120" Fixed Frame Screen
Denon X4000 (used as Pre-Pro) + Sherbourn PA 7-350 + Velodyne SMS-1
B&W Nautilus 803 (L/R) + B&W CDM-CNT + DefTech BPX + BP2X (surrounds)
Seaton SubM HP+ Master and Slave (boom!)
Sources: PS4 + PS3 + Xbox 360 + Tosh HD-XA2 + DirecTV HR21-200