Originally Posted by thxman
ckenisell used to have a smaller TV before he moved and now has a dedicated theater. He may give you some insight. I think it is worth it as much as adding surround sound so I'd say go with it.
Tis' true. First, I had it with a 52" LCD, then a 65" plasma, and now a 140" projection screen.
A few points:
- D-Box is worth it for any size screen. However,...
- When using D-Box with a smaller screen, you are more aware that the D-Box is there. Your brain is often reminded of how "cool" D-Box is when you're sitting there and you can be taken out of the movie experience. This is diminished by watching in a completely dark room, but the light from the TV illuminates the rest of the room. So, a completely dark room is impossible unless the entire room is covered in black velvet.
- Viewing on a big screen virtually eliminates the thought process of the actual D-Box. You are much more emerged in the story-line, action, whatever. The D-Box chair become much more of the movie experience, that it seems more natural. On the small screen, getting jerked around seems a bit much, but on a big screen, it feels just right.
- Big screen + 3D + D-Box = Movie Heaven
So, I would say, go ahead and pull the trigger. Then, when the budget allows, increase the screen size to match the D-Box effects.
Finally, you might also want to lower the vibration strength of the D-Box when you have a smaller screen to make it a little more relative.