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post #151 of 187 Old 08-07-2017, 03:15 AM
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I sit about 9' from a 106" screen and it is wonderful, yes even with scope movies. 95% of the people who have entered my theater reject the 9ft seat because they find it all too BIG. They sit back at 14ft.



This is all very subjective. Scope at 10ft from 120" diag is going to be enormous for 99% of the population.


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Talking It's Huge....UUuuge!!!

Wow a 143 foot diagonal screen, that is really biggly, or is that Uuuuge in the new Presidential vernacular?


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Hey All,

I have a 143' diagonal screen (2.34.1) with Screen Goo painted directly to the wall. I love it!


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You probably want to project as large a screen as your space allows given projector ability; maximize it all. Went from 72 dlp rptv to 100inch projector; it was grand and in about 2-3months i realized i had the room and capability for max 135 which i did jump to and glorious it was. My goal is to do 150 and probably max at 200 in future, i love the big screens at home and at theaters!! You wont regret it. It seems big at first but you get used to it quickly. Everything else is tiny in comparison
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If you're already sitting at the best distance for your current screen, and find sitting closer is less comfortable, going for a larger screen will make you want to move your seats further back to retain the same viewing comfort and image size on your retina (all else being equal). It may also add some wow factor when walking in the room and seeing a larger screen.

So you may find sitting 10 feet from a 10ft wide screen is ideal for you, then realise you can fit a 15ft wide screen, but then have to move your seats to 15 feet back to retain the same comfort as before. In doing that, nothing has changed visually when viewing a movie.

If you can sit closer with a larger screen, then you probably weren't sitting as close as you could with the previous screen, or something else has changed, like perhaps the vertical viewing angle which is more limiting that the horizontal.

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Bigger than you expect but smaller than I want.


But seriously, I use an Elite Screens ~8.5' image width electric.

I use the IR electric feature to program stops into a Harmony remote for 2.35/etc. for the bottom "mask" and use a roll down black felt top mask, automation TBD. There are dark curtains behind the screen to provide the dark "mask" for variable heights.

I was thinking of getting a used electric of similar/larger width and use the black backside (perhaps with added felt/velvet) as a motorized top mask, assuming different IR or RF codes.

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150" diagonal screen paired with a JVCX500 projector. Sit 10 and 14 feet back
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Wow a 143 foot diagonal screen, that is really biggly, or is that Uuuuge in the new Presidential vernacular?


Hahaha.....I appreciate it Tony. It should have been 143'' screen, but the pictures say it all!!

Enjoy!


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Hahaha.....I appreciate it Tony. It should have been 143'' screen, but the pictures say it all!!

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Hi, what projector do you use. Picture looks beautiful as well. Is Moana from netflix? Thanks
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I recently switched out a 120" 16:9 screen for a 138" 2.35:1 screen and it's fantastic. I'm sitting 13-14 feet back at the eyeballs.

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Hi, what projector do you use. Picture looks beautiful as well. Is Moana from netflix? Thanks


Thanks! The projector is a Epson 5030ub and Moana is a blu-ray being played on the Xbox One.


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Thanks! The projector is a Epson 5030ub and Moana is a blu-ray being played on the Xbox One.


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Originally I was thinking about going smaller than 120" because my current, old+cheap James Town white screen with Mitsubishi HC1600 (oldddd) give me eyestrain at 13 1/2'. Looking over fellow enthusiasts screen size and seating distance I'm wondering if I in fact could stay the same size or go bigger if using a superior screen and pj?

I am planning on purchasing a BD Slate .8 screen along with either a 2017 JVC x970 or equivalent 2016 model. The reason for the screen I chose is because it will be in our family room; an area that is has 2 big windows and no light control. I'm sure upgrading the screen from the white JT alone will make an added improvement.

What do you all think about this? With a newer pj, one that's far better than what I have, along with the screen allow me to keep a 120" screen or even bigger? The wall where the current screen is at and where the new one will go is roughly 15' wide and 8' tall.

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I have a 9' wide screen in my 10' wide room. The room is width limited, so I go as big as I can.
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106" @ 12 feet.
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106" 16:9 going to switch to 125" 2:35.1 seating distance 13'
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Whopping 106" at 9 feet.
Although I've only used the pj a few times since getting my Sony x900e 65" lol
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142" scope screen viewing at 10'. Did some temporary masking with black curtains down to 125" scope at same viewing distance and liked it better. Still seemed immersive without being overpowering.

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BenQ 1090 -- I have 130'' 16:9 ratio
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Used to have a 98" 16:9 at 13 feet.

Recently bought a new house with more room, so I am upgrading to a 120" 16:9 at 11 feet.
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138" curved 2.35 at 13'.
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120” 16:9 from 10’-11” away. TV is perfect but when I watch movies in letterbox kinda wish I could go bigger. Still way better than any TV out there though.


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165 inch 16:9 diy Seymour center stage xd . First row is 11 feet second 17 and bar is 19 to 20 feet.

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8 feet from 106" screen...

At first, you may find a screen looks too big, but once you get used to it, you'll probably sit closer than your first inclination.

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138" curved 2.35 at 13'.
That is the EXACT same scenario as me! I love it.
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110 inches from 14.5 feet away. Using a Sony VPL-HW40
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150? Carl?s Place Entry Screen Material, Epson Powerlite 707 Gold Projector. Seating distance is 15 ft along with the distance projector from screen.
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That is the EXACT same scenario as me! I love it.
"That is the EXACT same scenario as me! I love it."


It is amazing. Sony projector, full room darkening capability...every night is theater night!
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Originally I was thinking about going smaller than 120" because my current, old+cheap James Town white screen with Mitsubishi HC1600 (oldddd) give me eyestrain at 13 1/2'. Looking over fellow enthusiasts screen size and seating distance I'm wondering if I in fact could stay the same size or go bigger if using a superior screen and pj?

I am planning on purchasing a BD Slate .8 screen along with either a 2017 JVC x970 or equivalent 2016 model. The reason for the screen I chose is because it will be in our family room; an area that is has 2 big windows and no light control. I'm sure upgrading the screen from the white JT alone will make an added improvement.

What do you all think about this? With a newer pj, one that's far better than what I have, along with the screen allow me to keep a 120" screen or even bigger? The wall where the current screen is at and where the new one will go is roughly 15' wide and 8' tall.

Thank you.
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JVC projectors are not very bright. They would not make a good combination with a .8 negative gain alr screen. Go for 1.4 gain Black Diamond or 1.2 Slate if you're looking for a S.I. alr screen.
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at 14 feet from seating

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8 feet from 106" screen...

At first, you may find a screen looks too big, but once you get used to it, you'll probably sit closer than your first inclination.
you and I are very similar

I love the screen to be as wide or wider than my field of view. I always try to pick a seat at the theater that is as far away from the screen as the screen is wide.

I sit 10' back from a 10' wide 16:9 image but where my setup really shines is when I zoom out to a 12' wide image for 2.35:1. Both images are 60" tall and for ceiling height / back row reasons I can't go bigger than that on the 16:9

edit : PJ is a BenQ W1070, screen is white over black spandex, room is 100% light controlled (important when you want to blow way past the recommended specs for screen size)
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