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Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Carmel Valley, CA USA
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Thanks Dennis. Although I had planned to be within that parameter with the roll up screen, things have changed for me. I decided to get a fixed screen with the Draper M2500 fabric. If I am unhappy with it, I can change fabrics for a few hundred dollars, so the risk factor has been greatly diminished.
By switching from a rollup to a fixed screen now, I have no other option than to wall mount the screen with the bottom 50" from the floor, just above our wainscoting. (Well I do have an option of having the screen about 8" lower but it would mean not having any floor plants lining the entire front of the room, something that I would prefer to not happen)
I will be 17' away from the 106" diagonal 16"9 screen. BTW, the packet that Stewart Screens sent me about their 100" diagnal screen had the primary seat position 16"4" away from their 100" screen. (I would have been just 14' away had I ordered that screen.) From what I have read on this forum, many folks sit somewhat closer than that to their large or larger screens.
I feel confident that my extra screen height will work well because of the reclining loveseat we have ordered. It is the most comfortable my large frame has ever been in with both lower back and neck/lower head support, while not blocking the ears from the surround speakers. Our line of sight in a slightly reclined position is naturally shifted to the center of the screen space at this higher elevation of 50" off the floor. In fact, I would be looking down a bit to the lower part of the screeen if it were just 30" above the floor. The screen will be covered with a quilted curtain depicting the view from our home, a real artistic beauty that my wife has already made for that wall space. (It currently acts to dampen reflective sounds in this, my present music listening room, and soon to be ht, as well.)
Hopefully, there will not be any neck/eye strain at our drive in movie height screen. (And, although a hassle, I could unsnap, unscrew the frame from the wall and lower the screen 8" in the future if I become unhappy with the 50" height.)
As always, thanks to all on this forum who have helped educate me. Avscience is the site I most appreciate of all the av/ht sites I visit.
[This message has been edited by shelly (edited December 12, 1999).]
Farewell Voom. Farewell Directv. Farewell Bell Express Vu. Farewell Dish, Farewell Comcast.
Had 6 dishes, now none. Just streaming.
Back in the early days, there were just HD demo loops, no programming. Now HD 3D and 4k.