I have my 100" screen 10' away from me and I think it is perfect. I recently had a home theater meetup with some fellas on the forum, and they mentioned that it was a great solution as well, commenting that it looks fantastic. As an alternative, instead of moving my seating closer, I actually moved my screen closer. Now keep in mind, my "theater" is actually a living room so I normally use my tv. I hang my screen using high strength fishing line, and the roll-up screen is placed on J-brackets (attached to the ceiling) when not in use so that the screen is not obtrusive.