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Topic: Need speaker advice...
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Joined: Feb 1, 2008
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haha..... No problem! Actually, I think I've decided to get a PSB Image Performance System which includes:

2 x Image T55 Towers (black)
1 x Image C60 (black)
2 x Image S50 (black)
1 x SubSeries 6i Subwoofer (black)

I think I'll also add either a set of B15's or B25's to complete the 7.1 (probably overkill, but it's worth the extra $$ to me)

I decided to get a new Sub because I want it to be a matching system.


Anyhow, thanks for all your advice..... Now, I'm just trying to finalze my projector decision. I'm leaning toward the Epson 1080 UB right now, but I'm having a lot of trouble understanding throw distances vs veiwing distances vs screen size...
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Let us know, room size, minimum and maximum screen size you would like, and how far back you wish to put the projector. The Epson can fill a 100 inch diagonal 16:9 screen from as close as 10.4 feet, or as far back as 22.2 feet. Seeting distance should be around one and one half times the screen width not the screen diagonal. A 100" screen is 87 inches wide, seating distance should be about 11 feet.
Seating distance is a preferecne some like to sit close some farther away. I sit about 11 feet from a 106 " diagonal screen.

Good luck
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My room dimensions are 18 1/2' x 17' wide with a 7 1/2' ceiling. I plan on sitting 12' back from the screen and mounting my projector as far back as 13 1/2' (I want it mounted in front of the dropped area enclosing my duct work). I'm not sure how big I want my screen. From what I've read, I think 120" diagonal shouldn't be too big. However, I put some masking tape up on the wall to get a visual of what 120" looks like and it's BIG!!! REALLY BIG!!! So, I'm thinking of mounting my projector to create a temporary view against the wall before deciding on what I like best. Then I'll tape off the screen and paint a screen on the wall. Is this a good idea?????

Thanks for the help...
[Edited by Rickdel on Feb 16, 2008 at 12:00 AM]
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That would be the best way to do it. The projector will throw a 120" image from about 12-25 recommended seating distance for that size screen is about 12 to 19feet so 13 feet is great because you will also get the most lumens out of it (the further from the screen for a particular image size, the more zoom you need, and that cuts down on lumen output). If you are not sure and can deal with waiting for a screen I would recommend you watch it on the wall at 120" for a couple of weeks to see if you do or do not like that size image. The fact that you are painting will give you plenty of flexibility with the image size. Good Luck and enjoy
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thanks for the help tcfam
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