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Originally Posted by ScottAvery
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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