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I'm contemplating switching from a 110" 16:9 screen to a 128" 2.35:1 screen, but I'm totally on the fence about it.
The 'scope screen is 4" shorter, but almost 2' wider. That is almost 15% more screen area. That seems like a lot on paper, but I'm not sure if its a big enough gain to make the switch.
I was hoping I could make 142" 2.35:1 work, but I'm limited by a staircase and a lally pole that prevents me from using more horizontal lens shift.
Just referencing the Screen Innovations calculator, it recommends 109" 16:9 at 10' seating distance. The front of my sofa is 10' from the wall, and the screen sits about 2" off the wall. So right in the sweet spot. But they suggest 136" when switching to 2.35, so I'd be a good 10" under their recommended seating distance for the screen I could fit.
I don't want to put too much weight on their calculations, though, but it annoys me to think that I'd be going from "the right size screen" to "too small a screen" even when getting a bigger screen.
yay or nay? suggestions welcomed.
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