Here is a good discussion that describes how to make sure you have the right screen size; how to make your projector fit that, and what is the best viewing distance for it.
Here are the links used in the discussion:
- Projection screen throw distance calculator – https://elitescreens.com/front/front/newsdetail/news/209
- Video- Choosing the right Screen size. https://elitescreens.com/elitetube/screen_size_edu.mp4
- Video – How to place the projector screen for optimal viewing https://elitescreens.com/elitetube/MountingScreen_RightHeight.mp4
- Tech Tip- Screen size to throw distance – https://elitescreens.com/front/front/newsdetail/news/328
- Tech Tip – Calculating your screen size – https://elitescreens.com/front/front/newsdetail/news/209
*The discussion below is based on actual chat transcripts with the omission of any personal/confidential material to protect the customer’s privacy. An example in this case is to change the contact’s identification name/number to “Customer” or a generic name.
- [17:10] Rick: Hello, how may I help you.
- [17:10] Customer: Hi Elite Screens, I am interested in purchasing the SB120WH. My question to you is how far from the projector should it be installed? Thanks.
- [17:12] Rick: That is a great question and it depends entirely on your projector’s capabilities. Here is a screen calculator we have that can tell you how far the projector should be – https://elitescreens.com/front/front/cms/slug/screen-calculator In regards to how far you should sit from your screen vs how big your screen should be, I have 2 easy options. One is to project onto your wall and try to create the largest image that is easiest on the eyes.
- [17:12] Rick: The other is to follow the SMPTE guidelines on screen selection and here is the instructional video I recommend. https://elitescreens.com/elitetube/screen_size_edu.mp4
- [17:13] Rick: Here is a good video on how to place the projector screen for optimal viewing https://elitescreens.com/elitetube/MountingScreen_RightHeight.mp4
- [17:14] Customer: Here is a good article on the topic as well – https://elitescreens.com/front/front/newsdetail/news/328
- [17:14] Rick: Here is a bonus article on calculating your screen size – https://elitescreens.com/front/front/newsdetail/news/209
- [17:16] Customer: Cool beans. Thank you for sharing.
- [17:18] Rick: I’m glad to help. Thank you for choosing Elite Screens.