Originally Posted by Sanjay
I think I get what you mean. Just that one would think, with a recliner, the position of the head/eyes is automatically tilted slightly upwards. In any case, your theater and the picture look stunning. I'm sure you never tire of watching movies.
I don't have recliners. I prefer 'proper' cinema seats
Part of the reason for that is what you say - if the eyes have to incline upwards when using the recliner it can cause eye fatigue.
I think in many ways this is similar to the endless discussions about the 'correct' place to put Atmos speakers. We know there is actually a lot of latitude with this and it can be a matter of personal preference, or practicality or all sorts of other reasons. Same with screen position and size I think. I prefer to sit with my eye level on the horizontal center of the screen at at the same distance from the screen as the latter is wide. In my case I sit 11.5 feet from a screen which is 11.5 feet wide (2.39:1 format). A lot of people, including my installers, say this is too close, or not close enough or whatever. But as is evidenced by the way people choose their seats in an empty cinema, they all have different preferences. You and I, of course, know for a fact
that the ONLY place to sit is the center of the row opposite the side speaker array where there is no toe-in on the side speaker
Thanks for the compliment on the HT - you are right, I never tire of watching movies in there. It is a truly wonderful experience for someone like me who just loves movies. My very own cinema, without having to leave the house! It's all thanks to you and many others here on AVS who opened my eyes to what is possible and who guided me all the way. Guys like you, batpig, Roger, FilmMixer, AustinJerry, and many many more - you know who you are! Thanks to you all.