Screen Height Off the Floor - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 06-16-2020, 06:37 PM - Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
BigZAJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 472
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 40 Post(s)
Liked: 12
Screen Height Off the Floor

What is the right way to think about screen height off the floor for 2.35:1? Is it still the 1/3rd rule?

I have a sectional for a 133" diag screen and calculate somewhere around ~24" as the right height off the floor. But the subs I am looking at are 24" or taller with ISO feet. Curious how everyone adjusts screen height for tall speakers / subs and how I should think about the height off the floor for the screen.

Thanks.
BigZAJ is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 06-18-2020, 08:21 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
jeahrens's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Iowa, USA
Posts: 4,561
Mentioned: 100 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2424 Post(s)
Liked: 1707
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigZAJ View Post
What is the right way to think about screen height off the floor for 2.35:1? Is it still the 1/3rd rule?

I have a sectional for a 133" diag screen and calculate somewhere around ~24" as the right height off the floor. But the subs I am looking at are 24" or taller with ISO feet. Curious how everyone adjusts screen height for tall speakers / subs and how I should think about the height off the floor for the screen.

Thanks.
You want your eyes to hit the same point vertically on a scope screen, it doesn't change. How much you want to compromise this for the speakers is really up to you. In my case the subs flank the tower L/R speakers outside of the screen area. The center is right under the active area of the screen at 27" high (speaker + stand height).

jeahrens is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 06-21-2020, 09:57 AM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2020
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked: 0
What is the 1/3rd rule? THX
J A Gonzalez is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 5 Old 06-24-2020, 10:57 AM
Advanced Member
 
rossandwendy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 941
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 312 Post(s)
Liked: 399
Quote:
Originally Posted by J A Gonzalez View Post
What is the 1/3rd rule? THX
The 1/3rd rule advises that the height of a seated viewer's eye should fall 1/3rd of the way up the projected image. So for example, if the image height is 60" the rule advises the viewer's eye fall 20" up from the bottom of the image area, and if seated viewer eye height is 40" you subtract the 20" from that to provide the result of 20" as the advised height from floor to bottom of screen image area.

Ross

__________________________________________________
DISPLAY: JVC RS540, 160" Stewart WallScreen ST130 G4
SPEAKERS/SUBS: Chane A5.4/A2.4/A1.4, Rythmik FV18 x 2
POWER: Outlaw 5000 5-channel, Denon AVR-X3300W
SOURCE: multi-region Oppo BDP-103D & BDP-83
rossandwendy is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 06-26-2020, 03:34 PM
AVS Forum Addicted Member
 
Craig Peer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 17,997
Mentioned: 153 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8050 Post(s)
Liked: 10611
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigZAJ View Post
What is the right way to think about screen height off the floor for 2.35:1? Is it still the 1/3rd rule?

I have a sectional for a 133" diag screen and calculate somewhere around ~24" as the right height off the floor. But the subs I am looking at are 24" or taller with ISO feet. Curious how everyone adjusts screen height for tall speakers / subs and how I should think about the height off the floor for the screen.

Thanks.
Do you have to put your subwoofers under the screen ?
Craig Peer is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off