how close is too close?
Hoping you can provide some guidance on screen size. My space is not yet finished, but I have two potential places where the projector screen could go. The first space is a ~138" wall, the second space is a ~168" wall. I will only have one dedicated row of theater style seating, with a bar behind the row of seats with some bar stools to provide some extra seating. The theater style seating will be around 12' to 12'6" from the screen.
If I use the space with the ~138" wall, I was thinking of going with a 16:9 120" diagonal(w=104.5", h=58.8"). That leaves me enough room on the sides of the screen to place my speakers.
If I use the space with the ~168" wall, I was debating going with a 2.35:1 158" diagonal(w=145.5", h=61.8"). That leaves me barely enough room to place the speakers. If I went this route, I would plan to get a projector with powered lens zoom like the Panny ae8000u.
The heights of the screens is pretty similar, so the size of a 16:9 image on either is roughly the same. However using the 2.35:1 screen on the 168" wall gives me a HUGE 2.35:1 image. Would sitting 12' to 12'6" from that large of a screen be too close?