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post #31 of 50 Old 05-16-2001, 01:45 PM
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120" Grayhawk.

First row = 10 feet
second row = 17 feet

And even from 3 feet away I can't see any pixel structure.

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post #32 of 50 Old 05-16-2001, 01:53 PM
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You guys are killing me with your huge screens! I'm getting screen envy. I bet few people can beat my foot-lamberts, though! Perhaps overkill, except for viewing with the lights on, but my G20 onto my 87" Grayhawk will give me something like 55 ft lamberts. May have to hand out sunglasses to my guests.... http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/cool.gif

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96" wide 16x9 Greyhawk, G10 with Panamorph (soon?), Martinized.

I sit about 8'-14' away from the screen.
I can't see the pixels about 4-5' from the screen.
I'm very happy with the setup and suspect the Panamorph
will be an excellent addition.

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Perfect! That matches with my observations at CES, seating at less than one screen width should still provide a nice picture.

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96"x54" about 8 feet away. Never see pixels.

Sitting that close took getting used too. We have a second row of seating four feet back, and when we first got the theater going we would sometimes sit in the back row. Now, we always sit in the front row because it is simply more immersive.

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60" x 107" and sitting 12' away. That's with a G1000.

Can't see pixels while watching HDTV or HTPC DVD, but if you are watching Windows fonts like I'm doing now, you might think you are seeing D-ILA pixels when they are really Windows.

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You guys have some really LARGE screens, and sit really close..

I'm feeling better and better about my planned width and distance from screen.

Many thanks for all replies,

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dreamer,

You'll want to turn on anti-aliased text, in display properties dialog look in the "effects" pane for "smooth edges of screen font". Make sure that's checked and you should see some improvements in the appearance of your Windows desktop.

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Kam,

Thanks, but I already had smoothing turned on. I actually can't see a diference when I turn it on or off. I wonder if Powerstrip 3.0 is interfering with that feature.

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All these responses got me interested in statistics. I counted about 29 responses. The average ratio of viewing distance divided by screen width (d/w) was 1.47. That seems to correspond to typical recommendations. The standard deviation was d/w=0.309. So the most popular range falls between d/w of 1.16 and 1.78.


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12 feet away from a 87" width screen
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WOW! Thanks Jim, I was hoping someone could do something like that..

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16 feet away from a 134 x 70 inch screen. Setup is a G11 with an ISCO 1 lens (highly recommended)

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Cain,

I got the couch in today and setup my screen. I made a measurement and I am exactly 10' away from my 8' wide screen. The screen is a GrayHawk Microperf. I can't see any pixels or perfs from this distance. I found they disappear at around 5 to 6' for me.

BTW: the viewing angle is about 43.5 which is very immersive. As a matter of fact, on HDTV, one of my friends started to get a little motion sick due to some of the camera work on the demo. It (the HDTV) does remind me of an IMAX in some ways which due to the high quality and large viewing angle and interesting camera work, can make people motion sick. http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif

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Hi Cameron.

Dennis talked me into the microperf last night. I was worried about losing brightness but he says for the G-15 with my room, which is VERY similar to yours it will be more than bright enough.

I'm also gonna be in the 10-11 foot range with an 8 foot screen. I was worried about seeintg pixels, the holes in the screen, and it just being too dang BIG.

I am about 5 or 6 months behind you, with Dennis finishing up my design now.

Take care,

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Cain & Cameron,

Hey, you got me really interested in your theaters. Can you give me some details on your rooms? I'm just now starting a new house design and I'm trying to decide on room dimensions.

* Length, width, height
* Projector distance from screen (I assume you both have G15s)
* Number of seating rows and distance between rows

BTW, I assume you're working with Dennis Erskine. How's that been working out. I've spoken with him a couple of times.

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Jim,

The dimensions are as follows. 11.5x16.5x8.75
My projector is about 16 to 17' from the screen.
I have two rows of seats. The first row is a couch. The second is 4 theater chairs. I haven't put in the second row yet so I am not sure how close/far they will be from each other.
Dennis has been good to work with and his design was definitely worth the money.

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Cain,

One other thing, about the GrayHawk. Stewart has boosted the gain of the Microperfed GrayHawks a bit so they are about as bright as the standard GrayHawks.

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Cameron,

From your room dimensions, sounds like your projector is mounted behind the back wall, or are you using a hush booth. Also, will you have room to walk behind your rear seats? Do you see that as an issue?

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Jim,

The G15 is mounted in the ceiling of the hall which is behind my HT. I anticipate about 24" behind the back row. I would prefer that amount so they wont be against the back wall which would not sound as good accoustically.

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