Originally Posted by tbraden32
Seating can go back as far as needed. But I'm limited to height and width. I can get a wider screen by going 2.35. But my 16:9 image will suffer.
Thinking of seating around 12 ft or so.?
Originally Posted by AV Science Sales 5
I am 10'-6" from the 107" wide. Try it at 12", you may be perfectly happy at that distance. You can always move closer later on.
As Mike say's you can always move closer. If your 16:9 becomes smaller when you go for a 2.35 screen, just move the seats closer so they are at the same relative distance as a screen height to distance ratio.
For example, if your current 16:9 screen height to seating distance is around 3 to 1 (screen height is 4 feet high and you sit 12 feet back), and your new 2.35 screen is 3.5 feet tall, just move your seats so they are 10.5 feet back. That way the 16:9 image will look the same size visually as it did before from 12 feet back, except now, scope movies will feel a lot more immersive, as you've retained the same 3:1 seating ratio (you can go closer if you like, experiment to see what works best for you).
That's exactly what I did when I went from a 7 foot wide 16:9 screen to an 8 foot wide scope screen. From 12 feet back 16:9 did look small, but from 10.5 feet back it looked just fine, but scope movies were just so much more immersive and had an even greater visual impact.
Seating distance is very important when going for a 2.35 screen so that 16:9 isn't compromised.