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Old 03-31-2007, 04:59 PM - Thread Starter
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I've got a Greywolf II 92" coming my way. Just wanted some opinions on whether it's too big the sitting distance of 9 feet, compromising image quality.

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Depending on the quality of source material, that shouldn't be a problem. I'm sitting 8-9 feet from a 110" Carada and the image from HD-DVD is amazing. SD is still good. I can't imagine ever going to a smaller screen.
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Old 04-01-2007, 11:13 AM - Thread Starter
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Well, it will be mainly DVD, HD DVD and Blu-ray, but some SD tv as well. That is really my main concern. The projector is a Z4, wall mounted (wall is 10 feet from screen) on a shelf above my head at 9 feet away.

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With that particular projector you are going to see alot of pixel structure and sde from that distance but that sort of thing bothers some people more than others.

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Any suggestions on the size? 84"? Smaller? I'm projecting on a wall and I really can't tell anything since my wall is painted in a cream beige color.

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I've got a Greywolf II 92" coming my way. Just wanted some opinions on whether it's too big the sitting distance of 9 feet, compromising image quality.

i have a Z5 and a 92" screen. my seating distance is 9.5 feet, and I barely notice any SDE. image quality is amazing on HD material. although i'm using just a plain high contrast gray screen with no gain, so no glass beads to add texture, etc.
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Don't go smaller than 84". 92 should be fine. I have a 92" from 10" with a Z2.

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No.
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I roughly sit 10' away from a 92" screen with the Z4 projector. Click on my link, I have pics of the setup.
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Keep it. This is the distance I am currently have from the screen to my eyes and my screen is only 77", a bit small. I am ordering a 92" for my new projector

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I'm considering buying an HD1000U vs 50'' CRT rear projection TV

I will have a limited space...13' square room, 9 ft tall ceiling.
Ambient light will be mostly controlled..or not...depending on WAF
Planning to watch TV and Movies on projector

1. is 85" too big or too bright for that size room?

2. Will watching SB TV be uncomfortable for that size of screen?
I know these are personal choice here...but I know have ability to check these things out myself....so I needs some input.

3. Will sitting back as far as I can vs 10' feel more comfortable...especially watching TV?

..I need some help here...I know these are preferential questions....but I need some feed back from you guys with 'experience' in the PJ world

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i also have a hd1000u with a 96" screen and 9ft ceiling. we have stadium seating with the first couch about 10ft away and the second about 13ft away. 96" is NOT TOO BIG at all, i love actually feeling like i'm in a movie theater. i would get atleast a 92" screen.
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Here's a rule of thumb: The engineers design their projectors generally that if you are sitting directly underneath it, and the zoom is right in the middle, that is a very nice picture. So for the Z4, the projector 10 feet back placed in the middle of the throw with the seating 10 feet back the general rule would be a 74 inch diagonal. Therefore to answer the OP's question is yes 92 @ 9 is too big.

Keep in mind there is room to fudge. You can scoot in and out a little bit, also a textured screen can hide screen door. However I tend to lean more towards quality over quantity.

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Thanks Guys for your inputs...


I took a suggestion that said in effect ...to try it before you cut it approach ...to see what size your really do like and go from there.


Thanks so much

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120" wide by 51" h SMX screen first row is 9.5' eyes to screen second row is 12.5' eyes to screen and results are fabulous, no one has complained of eye fatigue or any problems whatever in viewing and all think results are fabulous.

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The Mits 1000 can handle close viewing. I watched Casino Royale (BR) on a 92" from 8ft Sat night...looked great with no SDE that I could detect.

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Ouch,

I am 7 feet from my screen and I have 150 inch

Can't imagine going smaller...
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Also, No.

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I have 92 inches from 10 feet no problems. If you look really hard you will see pixelation. But if you look hard enough at most any image you can find defects. The trick is just to enjoy it!

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