Originally Posted by LoneAspen
For a throw distance of 137 inches, the largest 16:9 screen is 116.6" diagonal.
But...as I posted previously, I had put up a cardboard cutout of a 112" 16:9 but it just didn't do it for me.
I know you've already made up your mind. But if you really want to compare your options, what you should do is compare the 2 aspects using the same width
rather than the same diaganol
. Throw distance is determined by the width of the image. For example, if you're considering a 112" 2.35 screen and are putting that size cardboard to get an idea of it, then you'd want to cut out a 118" 16:9 and do the same (both the 112" 2.35 and 118" 16:9 have a 103" width and will require the exact same throw distance).
Then, if you REALLY want to compare things, do as Bob suggested. Cut out a 90" 16:9 piece and put that up as well. Because that will be what you're limited to for 1.85 films and 16:9 content. That's really the difference -- 118" versus 90" for high def content.
Again I know you've made up your mind, but the above two sizes would be the best way to compare. I think you'd be surprised how much larger the 118 is, and the cool thing is when you're watching 2.35/2.4 material, you will have a 112" image. The carada works well for DIY masking btw -- that's what I did. With masking, the screen looks exactly like a 2.35 screen.
Just food for thought as I would have regretted it tremendously if I went with the smaller 2.35 size.