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  1. Screens
    Friends, I am a novice trying to get a home theater built in our basement and the measurements are as follows: Ceiling is 80 inches (this is the effective height from floor to ceiling, after accounting for the framing around ductwork) Width available: 13 feet First row (floor level) 11.5 feet...
  2. Screens
    Hi All, So I have an important decision to make and I really need your help. I have this new place where i'm going to fit a big 200 inch screen (gain of 1.4 if this is necesarry info). Now the problem is, I have a 4k beamer with 2000 lumens (BenQ W2700). The room can most likely be complete...
  3. Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    Looking at revising my theater room and going from a 110” screen to a 135” screen. I have two rows of seating with the main viewing position 9’7” away. The updated view angle would be 56 degrees (see picture/sketch). Curious if this will be too big of a screen or if anyone has additional...
  4. Ultra Short Throw (UST) Projectors
    Shopping for a consumer-priced UST, the specs always say "up to ..." then 100", 120", etc. If they are basing the screen sizes on a fixed throw distance, I want to know if I can get a larger picture by just moving the projector further away from the screen. If the brightness is 3000 or more, my...
  5. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    Hi everyone. New member here, long time lurker. I've had multiple projection setups over the last decade but they were always in my semi-light controlled family room and the kids rooms. We just moved to a new home that to our excitement came with a dedicated professionally installed home...
  6. Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP
    Hi, I am very new to projectors and i plan to put one in my bedroom. I want to get the biggest screen I can for both 16:9 and 2.4:1 aspect ratio. Project Details: Projector = Epson 4010 (TW7400) or something within the price range but not much choices here since I am from the Philippines...
  7. General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms
    Hi, I am planning to build a dedicated HT room in the basement which has no windows so pitch dark if entrance door is closed. I am thinking about 120" and based projector throw requirements, it seems my only choice is to go with ultra short-throw laser projectors. Please review included photos...
  8. Screens
    Hi Guys, I have a new house we have built, and we have a dedicated home theatre room, 6.7m long by 4.4m wide. I'm now starting to deck out the home theatre with an awesome 4K projector and a 7.1 or 9.1 audio setup. I have purchased a BenQ W5700 4K projector, and am looking for a projector...
  9. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    I'm confused about something. I am trying to figure out my screen size that I can get with my projector (to a maximum of 145" diagonal on 16:9 since I have 100" ceiling height only, and so I went to a couple different calculators to play with the numbers. I found a rather large difference...
  10. General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms
    Hello all. I have read and read and lurked for quite some time and have completed the wall framing for my basement bar/rec room. I just completed building my riser and seated bar for the theater portion. I continue to struggle with minimum seat distance from the screen and deciding what screen...
  11. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    If you are thinking of buying a new primary TV, what size are you looking at? With 4K and now 8K TV, bigger screens have advantages. So, with 4K TV here and 8K TV right around the corner, here's a question I'm super curious to discover how people answer: How big will your next primary...
  12. Screens
    Hi Guys, I've been a long time avsforum lurker and learnt a great deal from you all. We are building a new home and framing is just about to be completed. The room size is approximately 26x16. Here is a plan of my media room. I'm requesting help on the screen size and aspect ratio for the room...
  13. 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat
    Hi guys and gals Here is my dilemma, I want as big a screen that my room will allow, the room is about 13x18, so looking for a screen between 10 to 12 feet in width. I have to go with a motorised screen and we need to get behind the screen to another room. What my dilemma is, do I go 16:9 or...
  14. OLED Technology and Flat Panels General
    Hi, I sit 14' away from my television. It is a 48" screen. I want to get a bigger one, but do you think the price difference between a 65" and a 70" will be worth it? The 65" are a lot cheaper. I tried to "simulate it" with a piece of fabric to get an idea, but I can't tell too well. LED...
  15. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    Q: I'm shopping for a new TV, and I'm trying to determine the best screen size and technology for my media room. The choice is down to the 65" LG 65C7 OLED TV or the 75" Sony XBR-75X900E LED-LCD TV . Both are roughly $3000. It's about 10 feet from the couch to the wall where the TV will be...
  16. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    Hi guys, I'm completely rebuilding a building in my back yard. It's going to have a theater section that I'm obviously very excited about. I'm undecided on projector model so far, but leaning towards sony's 4k and I don't think I can afford > 10k for a projector. Obviously I'm interested in the...
  17. Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP
    Hello Everyone, My Optoma HD20 is giving me issues and getting to complicated/costly to diagnose and repair. It lasted a good 5+ years but I decided it's time to replace it but I am running into some issues to accommodate my existing setup. Below are some details about my current setup...
  18. Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP
    Hello Everyone, My Optoma HD20 is giving me issues and getting to complicated/costly to diagnose and repair. It lasted a good 5+ years but I decided it's time to replace it but I am running into some issues to accommodate my existing setup. Below are some details about my current setup...
  19. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    The cost per diagonal inch of a 4K TV has dropped significantly in recent years while screen sizes have steadily increased. When it comes to impactful viewing experiences, screen dimensions are as crucial a factor as any other feature or picture quality parameter. Yes it's a cliche, but size...
  20. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    Hi - The image below is the dimensions of my home theatre that I am finishing. The entry door is in the rear side of the room. and the height of the room is 91 inches. I have the following questions. Can you please advice. 1. I have a 3 seat recliner for the back row. (Length:88 inches...
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