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Media room 11'4" by 13'10" too small for 120 inch screen?

What do you all think of using a room 11'4 by 13'10 for a media room with a 120 inch screen? I have a jvc 790 and the throw could be a bit longer but don't think there is issue with it. Just wondering on the seating choices and being too close to screen. Would only have room for 1 row of seating or perhaps a sectional.

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Just drew it up in AutoCAD quick and it looks like a 16:9 screen at 120" would give you about 15" or so on each side and assuming 10 feet from screen to eyeballs, that should work out pretty well as your field of view would be about 50°.


135" would only give you about 9" on each side.


150" would be about 2".
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What do you all think of using a room 11'4 by 13'10 for a media room with a 120 inch screen? I have a jvc 790 and the through could be a bit longer but don't think there is issue with it. Just wondering on the seating choices and being too close to screen. Would only have room for 1 row of seating or perhaps a sectional.
MY current setup is in a 10x13x8 room, with a 120" AT screen on the 10' wall. Seating is ~9' eyes to screen. After about 6 months of movie watching, I'd say 120" would be the biggest I would go between 8-10' away. In scope (2.35:1), it's perfect. 16:9 is great most of the time, except some fast paced action scenes (don't recall specific ones) I found a bit hard to focus/concentrate sitting that close; I actually backed myself up to the back wall ~12' and found the same scene much more "comfortable" to watch.

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I sit about 10 feet from a 110" 16x9 screen, and for 2.35 material, the distance is fine, but for 16x9 material, it's pretty big, almost too big from that distance, so 120" might be a bit much, but if you push the seating back to about 12 feet, it should be okay.
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What do you all think of using a room 11'4 by 13'10 for a media room with a 120 inch screen? I have a jvc 790 and the through could be a bit longer but don't think there is issue with it. Just wondering on the seating choices and being too close to screen. Would only have room for 1 row of seating or perhaps a sectional.
Guessing the room length is 13'10" and width is 11'4"? Because at 13'10" with a projector that's 18.5" deep and a 12'2" throw for 120", you have about 1.5" of clearance against the back wall.

My 12x12 room with the sofa against the wall had a 100" in it for the longest time, but I upped it to 120". I thought 16:9 material was quite big, but after a week, I adjusted, and it's fine.

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That's fine I'm slightly larger than that but not by much and I have 1' all the way around the 120" image and 22" on bottom from floor to screen. Believe my room is 12x14

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That's fine I'm slightly larger than that but not by much and I have 1' all the way around the 120" image and 22" on bottom from floor to screen. Believe my room is 12x14

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What kind of furniture layout do you have? What is the closest seat to screen?
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What do you all think of using a room 11'4 by 13'10 for a media room with a 120 inch screen? I have a jvc 790 and the through could be a bit longer but don't think there is issue with it. Just wondering on the seating choices and being too close to screen. Would only have room for 1 row of seating or perhaps a sectional.
Guessing the room length is 13'10" and width is 11'4"? Because at 13'10" with a projector that's 18.5" deep and a 12'2" throw for 120", you have about 1.5" of clearance against the back wall.

My 12x12 room with the sofa against the wall had a 100" in it for the longest time, but I upped it to 120". I thought 16:9 material was quite big, but after a week, I adjusted, and it's fine.

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Any other seating besides sofa? How close is the closest seat to screen? How many can you have watch a movie with you?
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I haven't done seating yet, still trying to figure out which is going to be best but right now I'm debating on all single theater seats (5 or 6) or a reclining loveseat for 2 and 3 singles. It's tough with a small space

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I believe the throw distance required by your projector is going to be your limiting factor. According to Projector Central's calculator you will need at least 12'2" from the lens to the screen for a 120 inch diagonal screen. I believe your projector is about 18.5 inches long so you will be right against the back wall or even a half inch too short (never mind leaving room for the HDMI and power plugs). I think you should look at a 110 inch screen or risk not being able fill a 120.
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I believe the throw distance required by your projector is going to be your limiting factor. According to Projector Central's calculator you will need at least 12'2" from the lens to the screen for a 120 inch diagonal screen. I believe your projector is about 18.5 inches long so you will be right against the back wall or even a half inch too short (never mind leaving room for the HDMI and power plugs). I think you should look at a 110 inch screen or risk not being able fill a 120.
Thanks - the throw is workable since there is extra depth along a narrow section of the room where I could easily get to 15-17 feet so that isn't the issue for me. I am wondering what type of seating I could get into it and still be comfortable with a 120 inch screen. Of course a sofa along the back wall would be fine... just curious what other have done in a room of that size.
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Thanks - the throw is workable since there is extra depth along a narrow section of the room where I could easily get to 15-17 feet so that isn't the issue for me. I am wondering what type of seating I could get into it and still be comfortable with a 120 inch screen. Of course a sofa along the back wall would be fine... just curious what other have done in a room of that size.


Glad to hear your throw will be fine. My room is 10.5 X 15 ft and I use a dual reclining leather couch I got from Costco for just $800. It is top grain leather but manual recline and I got it at the beginning of last year. It is very comfy and about as wide as I can comfortably fit in my room. Costco has rotating inventory and they seem to get this kind of furniture in January so if you can wait you may score a good deal in a few months. This past January they had a top grain leather couch with dual electric recliners for $900. The couch is comfortable for my family of four with two small kids but it may not work if you want to seat more people or need more space between seats.


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Any other seating besides sofa? How close is the closest seat to screen? How many can you have watch a movie with you?
For me, just the sofa for 3 people against the wall. Was contemplating getting a couple floor chairs for my niece and friend.

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I would suggest you bring the seating off of the back wall, and drop the screen real estate down to a 110" screen. That way you get a bit of video improvement and
a nice audio improvement with the better separation from the rear surround speakers.
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