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post #181 of 183 Old 06-14-2019, 12:28 PM
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I went 2.76:1 and wouldn't go back
I went 2.76 on my test screen last year and have spent a lot of time on calculations to be able to retain it when I build the final screen, at a larger scale. The final height decision comes down to a either having zoom range for 2.2:1 TV shows without lens or maxing out 2.76 with lens. I've figured out how to hit 2.76 at 60 inches high, but need to do a test to see if its bright enough and not overwhelmingly large. I'm going to have to use a mirror to extend throw, and I will also have to determine if the screen edge would interfere with the speakers, which might force me to scale down to 2.55:1 or go shorter.
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I went 2.76 on my test screen last year and have spent a lot of time on calculations to be able to retain it when I build the final screen, at a larger scale. The final height decision comes down to a either having zoom range for 2.2:1 TV shows without lens or maxing out 2.76 with lens. I've figured out how to hit 2.76 at 60 inches high, but need to do a test to see if its bright enough and not overwhelmingly large. I'm going to have to use a mirror to extend throw, and I will also have to determine if the screen edge would interfere with the speakers, which might force me to scale down to 2.55:1 or go shorter.
In general, I think a 2.76:1 screen is overkill for the small minority of content at ratios wider than 2.40:1, but I was watching Lady and the Tramp (2.55:1) with my kids this weekend and definitely see the appeal.

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In general, I think a 2.76:1 screen is overkill for the small minority of content at ratios wider than 2.40:1, but I was watching Lady and the Tramp (2.55:1) with my kids this weekend and definitely see the appeal.
Yes, that one, and Sleeping Beauty for the kids, and I can't help loving the look of La La Land. The intro aspect ratio stretch is cool.

You are right that 2.76 is overkill, but width is so easy to add, I figure I might as well if it is convenient. I am sizing for 2.4 as primary viewing mode. The 2.55 setting will open all the way to the wings, and 2.76 will technically be behind the false wall, but still visible from most seats. Truth be told, I only have one 2.76 movie at the moment, and I don't even like it! I'm just excited about seeing the masking open ALLLLLLLL the way out and if I am going to go to 2.55, I might as well finish it.

The new conundrum is I realized the A-lens will block one side of the screen unless I reverse the direction of the slide, which will make me change the projector position and cost me some throw range. I may have to give up on mounting in a soffit and just suspend the pj behind a beam. So annoyed!
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