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post #1 of 39 Old 12-13-13, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
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135" screen owners?

Hello everyone, I'm just looking to get a little feedback from anyone who has a 135" 16:9 screen regarding seating distance/immersion. I'll finally be able to start framing my dedicated HT soon and I have a 135" elite screen but I'm unsure exactly how large I would like the room to be. My raw space is 14Wx28Dx7H but I don't believe I'll keep it the full 28' due to the low ceiling restricting high risers.

I watch solely blu ray content and have an Epson 8350. All comments are welcome.
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Re: 135" screen owners?

I have a 134" Jamestown screen and we sit about 12' from the screen. We used to have a Epson 1080, but now we have a BenQ 1070... The picture looks great after we dialed the settings down. We have a pretty much light controlled room but I use it for the internet too. When I have the internet on I have the lights on and the picture still looks good.

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Wow 12'? That's pretty big! I was thinking around 16 or so. The picture is still clear at that distance?
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Re: 135" screen owners?

The CarltonBale chart puts the optimum distance for 1080 (HD) at about 17 feet for that size (135") screen. At 12 feet, you really should be into UHD land, and while HD still gives a good picture, one might be able to see some pixel structure if they have good eyesight.
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That's about what I was thinking, seemed a bit close but everyone has different preferences. Kinda why I started the thread, I like all forms of input. I believe I'm going to stick to the 16-17' range but it may change once the pj goes up.
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I have cousins whom I'm not all that fond of going to the theater with because when we get there, they invariably head for the front row (and they outnumber me so what can I say). My neck can't take that very well anymore, and I feel like I'm looking up the actors' noses. Not so bad in a home theater situation because while close, you're more straight-on, but I'm more of a farther-away sort in my seating preference.
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I think 12' gives me about a middle of the theater or farther back view... I am planning on going 150-170" (2.35:1) when we do our garage HT. In our garage we will have a front row around 12' and the back row about 15-16' from the screen. I like to have the screen envelop my view without having to turn it so see the whole picture. Hopefully the garage setup will do thet better than my current setup.

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I have cousins whom I'm not all that fond of going to the theater with because when we get there, they invariably head for the front row (and they outnumber me so what can I say). My neck can't take that very well anymore, and I feel like I'm looking up the actors' noses. Not so bad in a home theater situation because while close, you're more straight-on, but I'm more of a farther-away sort in my seating preference.
Yeah me too, when I go to the show (which will be never once my theater is done) I always take the back row. I don't need to be on top of the screen to feel immersed but I don't want to have to squint either. That's why I went with the biggest screen I could fit in my space but I'm not sure where I want to be sitting since I've never had anything larger than a 63" TV in my home.
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Yeah me too, when I go to the show (which will be never once my theater is done) I always take the back row. I don't need to be on top of the screen to feel immersed but I don't want to have to squint either. That's why I went with the biggest screen I could fit in my space but I'm not sure where I want to be sitting since I've never had anything larger than a 63" TV in my home.
If it is too big you can always crop it with curtains... My wife thought 134" was going to be too big and she loves it. She likes to go to the middle or farther back in the theater too.

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If it is too big you can always crop it with curtains... My wife thought 134" was going to be too big and she loves it. She likes to go to the middle or farther back in the theater too.
I'm not worried about it being too large, I just don't want to build the room too small so I'm limited to how far back I can go. Just wondered where most sat while watching this size screen. I can't wait to try it though!
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