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For 720p the source will upscale it, so no issues.

The difference between an 120 and 150 is not small. Keep in mind that the height of an 120" (16:9) is 8.7' and 10.9' for 150". The bigger the better.

I don't know the formulas, but I don't think that's right. How can the height be 10'9"? A standard ceiling height is 8'. Maybe you mean width? Not trying to be grammar-nazi-ish, just want to make sure of what you're trying to say here. Also, the only reason I bring it up is, if you're sitting too close to a 150" screen, you'll see the pixels (even on the best projectors), and that's a big distraction from the image. I do not agree that bigger is better. Better IMAGE is better. If you took a standard projector and blasted it on the side of a building in the dark...sure it would work, but the image would NOT be great unless you were sitting so far away that it was practically the same as if you were proportionally sitting in front of a 120" screen in a basement. Don't get me wrong, I am NOT trying to say 'your idea sucks' or anything like that. I'm hoping I'm helping here. I've had projectors now since the early 2000's, and one of the early takeaways I have is that bigger is NOT better. I've found finding the sweet spot where your image is AWESOME, is best. Sometimes that can be a 96" screen. It depends on where you sit.

Just my two cents, which is what a forum is for, right? Hoping I'm helping.
 

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I don't know the formulas, but I don't think that's right. How can the height be 10'9"? A standard ceiling height is 8'. Maybe you mean width? Not trying to be grammar-nazi-ish, just want to make sure of what you're trying to say here. Also, the only reason I bring it up is, if you're sitting too close to a 150" screen, you'll see the pixels (even on the best projectors), and that's a big distraction from the image. I do not agree that bigger is better. Better IMAGE is better. If you took a standard projector and blasted it on the side of a building in the dark...sure it would work, but the image would NOT be great unless you were sitting so far away that it was practically the same as if you were proportionally sitting in front of a 120" screen in a basement. Don't get me wrong, I am NOT trying to say 'your idea sucks' or anything like that. I'm hoping I'm helping here. I've had projectors now since the early 2000's, and one of the early takeaways I have is that bigger is NOT better. I've found finding the sweet spot where your image is AWESOME, is best. Sometimes that can be a 96" screen. It depends on where you sit.

Just my two cents, which is what a forum is for, right? Hoping I'm helping.
No, bigger is better. Movies are supposed to be displayed on large screens, not 90" ish ones.
Take a look at this picture with practically the same projector from the pixel fill perspective and see if you can see any pixels:
https://www.avsforum.com/forum/68-digital-projectors-under-3-000-usd-msrp/3100362-4k-pixel-shifting.html#post58821002

You have to sit at 6-7' to start seeing the pixels on a 130"+ screen, on this model/related models.

I don't know if you've seen this thread where something similar is being discussed:
https://www.avsforum.com/forum/24-digital-hi-end-projectors-3-000-usd-msrp/3156436-projectors-dead.html

Not everyone has 8' ceilings.

The conversion was off for some reason:
120" 16:9 is 58.8" high / 4.9'.
150" is 73.5" high / 6.1.

Anyway my point is there's a significant difference between 120 and 150, especially when you see it in person. 120" is the minimum for cinema like look.
 

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No, bigger is better. Movies are supposed to be displayed on large screens, not 90" ish ones.
Take a look at this picture with practically the same projector from the pixel fill perspective and see if you can see any pixels:
https://www.avsforum.com/forum/68-digital-projectors-under-3-000-usd-msrp/3100362-4k-pixel-shifting.html#post58821002

You have to sit at 6-7' to start seeing the pixels on a 130"+ screen, on this model/related models.

I don't know if you've seen this thread where something similar is being discussed:
https://www.avsforum.com/forum/24-digital-hi-end-projectors-3-000-usd-msrp/3156436-projectors-dead.html

Not everyone has 8' ceilings.

The conversion was off for some reason:
120" 16:9 is 58.8" high / 4.9'.
150" is 73.5" high / 6.1.

Anyway my point is there's a significant difference between 120 and 150, especially when you see it in person. 120" is the minimum for cinema like look.
Well, your opinion is yours...mine is mine. This is a forum, and that's what it's designed for. I absolutely disagree with you, and you absolutely disagree with me. That's fine.
 

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Well, your opinion is yours...mine is mine. This is a forum, and that's what it's designed for. I absolutely disagree with you, and you absolutely disagree with me. That's fine.
It's not my opinion, it's well researched science. There's many resources on this topic if you want to read about it.

Have you read the thread I linked in the previous page?
 

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It's not my opinion, it's well researched science. There's many resources on this topic if you want to read about it.

Have you read the thread I linked in the previous page?
Okay, so you're trying to tell me 'bigger is better is a SCIENTIFIC FACT'? No...no it's not. If that was anywhere NEAR being an accurate statement, then every single projector review would go like this: "'X' projector can throw an image that's 450" diagonal...it's the best" - end of review. Next review "We have a new champion, 'Y' projector can do 460". It's the best." No mention of contrast levels, color saturation, HDR quality etc.

How you rank the importance of bigger picture or better image IS an opinion. If you think bigger is most important, that's your opinion and you're welcome to it...I respect your opinion. I think better image is more important, that's my opinion and you have to respect that, too. There's no 'fact' that proves either side.

I hope you understand that now. Take care.
 

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Okay, so you're trying to tell me 'bigger is better is a SCIENTIFIC FACT'? No...no it's not. If that was anywhere NEAR being an accurate statement, then every single projector review would go like this: "'X' projector can throw an image that's 450" diagonal...it's the best" - end of review. Next review "We have a new champion, 'Y' projector can do 460". It's the best." No mention of contrast levels, color saturation, HDR quality etc.

How you rank the importance of bigger picture or better image IS an opinion. If you think bigger is most important, that's your opinion and you're welcome to it...I respect your opinion. I think better image is more important, that's my opinion and you have to respect that, too. There's no 'fact' that proves either side.

I hope you understand that now. Take care.
If you want a better image then get a TV, a projector can't match that.

There are many source where you can get educated, but if you don't want to there's nothing I can do. I posted a link with the latest thread on this topic. I'm not going to rehash something which is well known and discussed many times.

Why don't you post on that thread I linked and see what the people there say?
 

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If you want a better image then get a TV, a projector can't match that.

There are many source where you can get educated, but if you don't want to there's nothing I can do. I posted a link with the latest thread on this topic. I'm not going to rehash something which is well known and discussed many times.

Why don't you post on that thread I linked and see what the people there say?
Um, no. You can't find a 96" tv that can compete with a 96" projector image...especially at a price of under $1000, which you could easily get for a 96" image.

Listen fella, I'm not here for a silly fight. I'm not going to do it. You keep wanting to re-direct me to off-topic nonsense rather than deal with the actual issue here, which I will clearly point out once more:

Your opinion is YOUR OPINION, and you're welcome to it. MINE is MINE, and I'm welcome to it. IMAGE is more important than SIZE in MY OPINION. There's nothing you can say to prove that WRONG. It can't BE wrong...it's an OPINION. I respect yours, but you don't seem to want to respect mine.

I'm getting the sense that you're either a troll (I hope so, for your sake) or the AVS Forum equivalent to a flat-earther.

I won't be responding to you anymore, I won't waste my time on you.

Take care.:):wink:
 

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Um, no. You can't find a 96" tv that can compete with a 96" projector image...especially at a price of under $1000, which you could easily get for a 96" image.

Listen fella, I'm not here for a silly fight. I'm not going to do it. You keep wanting to re-direct me to off-topic nonsense rather than deal with the actual issue here, which I will clearly point out once more:

Your opinion is YOUR OPINION, and you're welcome to it. MINE is MINE, and I'm welcome to it. IMAGE is more important than SIZE in MY OPINION. There's nothing you can say to prove that WRONG. It can't BE wrong...it's an OPINION. I respect yours, but you don't seem to want to respect mine.

I'm getting the sense that you're either a troll (I hope so, for your sake) or the AVS Forum equivalent to a flat-earther.

I won't be responding to you anymore, I won't waste my time on you.

Take care.:):wink:
Despite his AVSForum name, noob00224 has given some very helpful information on this forum and has ~3.5k posts. You have 10. Maybe coming in hot like this isn't the best way to get your start in this forum (calling people names like troll and flat earther)? If image is more important than size, it's no contest - a good TV will win almost every time as noob has said. However, if you want to emulate a true movie theater experience, a TV will not cut it in terms of immersion unless you sit very, very close (like, 4-5 feet close depending on your TV size). Maybe that's not what you're going for and that's totally cool. My 65" TV upstairs throws an amazing image, but I will choose my projector over it 24/7 for watching movies and playing games despite it not having quite as much "pop" as my TV due to the immersion factor. Agree to disagree, but let's be nice about it. ;)
 

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Despite his AVSForum name, noob00224 has given some very helpful information on this forum and has ~3.5k posts. You have 10. Maybe coming in hot like this isn't the best way to get your start in this forum (calling people names like troll and flat earther)? If image is more important than size, it's no contest - a good TV will win almost every time as noob has said. However, if you want to emulate a true movie theater experience, a TV will not cut it in terms of immersion unless you sit very, very close (like, 4-5 feet close depending on your TV size). Maybe that's not what you're going for and that's totally cool. My 65" TV upstairs throws an amazing image, but I will choose my projector over it 24/7 for watching movies and playing games despite it not having quite as much "pop" as my TV due to the immersion factor. Agree to disagree, but let's be nice about it. ;)
Okay, I've just got to come back to comment here. I did NOT 'come in hot'...NOOB did. You yourself just said "Agree to disagree, but let's be nice about it"...if you read my posts, that's EXACTLY what I was saying and Noob just wouldn't let it be. I was trying to help, and he was just crapping all over my opinions. All I ask is that you re-read the posts between me and him, and then tell me I was the one that 'started it'. I was super polite and respectful, and he just kept flat out saying 'no, you're wrong' when all I was saying was 'opinions are opinions, respect them' just like YOU'RE saying here...if that's what you truly believe, then you should totally be on MY side in this. And there shouldn't even BE a 'side'...that's not what I wanted. But Noob didn't want to allow for anyone to have an opinion other than his...that's not what a FORUM is about.

As for the number of posts and who's deserving of respect...first of all, that shouldn't matter AT ALL...any poster, new or old, should be respected, however, I was a long time poster here before. I've been with projectors since the early 2000's...I got OFF this forum because of crap like what Noob was ramming down my throat, disrespecting MY right to have an opinion. I'm NOT new to this game, or this forum...but if I was new, and this is the way this forum treats new members, well that's just sad.
 

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If you have a specific question, please ask.
Now that I built my screen yesterday, I figured I would touch base one more time. I ended up going with the 135" diagonal fixed screen. I built it up yesterday and plan to mount it tomorrow when my dad comes over for an extra set of hands.
( https://www.silverticketproducts.com/products/str-169135 )

Is about 14 feet the ideal distance for the mount to use minimal zoom to maximize brightness? I have about 22' distance and 8' height to work with so whatever is best I will go with!

Eventually own the line I will be finishing the ceiling but to start, tonight I will just paint the wall behind and to the right black, and put a curtain to the left. I already blacked out the windows but I know the heating ducts will cause some reflection - nothing I can do about that just yet. Maybe come winter time I will finish the ceiling.

Was going to go with a Tricorn Black Satin paint - thoughts? I have a 4yr old son who hopefully won't touch his walls but....kids. A little more gloss, but easier to touch up scuffs so they said go with Satin instead of Flat. Thoughts? Thanks in advance. I'll attach a few pictures of playing around with it last night below
 

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I ended up getting a 135" (16x9) screen and mounting the projector at 16 feet back, but I'm not sure it's where it should be.

Bottom of Floor > Bottom of screen FRAME : 16 inches
Top of ceiling > Top of screen FRAME: 8 inches

I can go up to 24' back. <b>If I was to place it at the exact ideal location, what would that be? </b> I'm not sure I am doing the online calculator right. Sorry for the noob question!
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