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At what distance does a meter get placed for 88" x 206" ?

Hello everyone,
I have a 88" H x 206" wide screen that I would like to calibrate.
I'm using HCFR along with a colormunki meter. At what distance should I place the meter? In the HCFR tutorial for beginners, it says I should be about 3ft away from the screen, and centered, with the meter slightly facing upward. But that was with an average size consumer screen.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.


I'm using an Epson 5040UB along with a Sony UBP-UX80 UHD player.
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3 feet should give you a large area of read.

experiment and compare max light readings.

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Hello everyone,
I have a 88" H x 206" wide screen that I would like to calibrate.
I'm using HCFR along with a colormunki meter. At what distance should I place the meter? In the HCFR tutorial for beginners, it says I should be about 3ft away from the screen, and centered, with the meter slightly facing upward. But that was with an average size consumer screen.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.


I'm using an Epson 5040UB along with a Sony UBP-UX80 UHD player.
It should be placed at the “money” seat.
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3 feet should give you a large area of read.

experiment and compare max light readings.

Thanks. When I place the meter 3ft from the screen, I take a constant reading at 100 IRE, and see what angle gives me the brightest possible read. Then I calibrate it from that point forward.
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It should be placed at the “money” seat.

Not sure if this is a joke or not. But if you are referring to the main seated area, its too far from the screen. Too far for a meter anyway.
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Not sure if this is a joke or not. But if you are referring to the main seated area, its too far from the screen. Too far for a meter anyway.
It was not a joke. The best place would be from your main seating location aka “money” seat. Not sure why you would think it is too far for a meter.
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It was not a joke. The best place would be from your main seating location aka “money” seat. Not sure why you would think it is too far for a meter.

That would be roughly 17ft away from the screen. Isn't that a little much for a xrite meter ?
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It was not a joke. The best place would be from your main seating location aka “money” seat. Not sure why you would think it is too far for a meter.

That would be roughly 17ft away from the screen. Isn't that a little much for a xrite meter ?
No ideas from the Calibration wizards yet ? Lol
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No ideas from the Calibration wizards yet ? Lol
Umm, the guy who was answering you IS one of those. He's a highly respected professional calibrator who has helped a lot of people here...

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Umm, the guy who was answering you IS one of those. He's a highly respected professional calibrator who has helped a lot of people here...

I don't doubt that, but 17ft distance to screen for a xrite meter seems a bit far fetched.
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I don't doubt that, but 17ft distance to screen for a xrite meter seems a bit far fetched.
It only is if you try it and it doesn't work. The I1D3 will read quite low, and your screen's gain will help. Besides, you didn't state the distance from seating to the screen in your initial post, did you?

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It only is if you try it and it doesn't work. The I1D3 will read quite low, and your screen's gain will help. Besides, you didn't state the distance from seating to the screen in your initial post, did you?

Ouch, shots fired ! Can't you tell I'm new here, and to calibrating displays ? Didn't think about that, did you ?
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Ouch, shots fired ! Can't you tell I'm new here, and to calibrating displays ? Didn't think about that, did you ?
My comment wasn't meant to be critical, and I'm sorry you saw it that way.

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My comment wasn't meant to be critical, and I'm sorry you saw it that way.
It's all good sir. I will get more specific information with images. Thanks.
I have 3 rows of seating which also makes an opinion on an accurate calibration a little difficult.
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