Post by lrobertson on Oct 3, 2018 19:59:19 GMT -5
I’m setting myself up for 12ft from a 60” tall 2.37 Severtson cinemawhite 1.3 microperf. I sat in front of a 2x2 ft severtson 1.3 microperf and a 2x2 ft Stewart st130 g3 microperf for weeks and I couldn’t merit the added cost myself for the Stewart. They looked very similar to my eyes but if I were you I would look at samples for anything you’re trying to buy. Around 11ft is when the microperf began to go away and 12ft was where I never noticed it at all for me. Woven screens can be watched closer and mounted closer to speakers but take a gain hit and I wanted viewing to be good for the entire front row so I needed a larger screen anyways giving me the viewing distance. I’m sure Dirac will solve any situations I run into with the microperf or stretch velvet in the rest of the room for sound. One of the other perks of Severtson is it doesn’t use a coating and it still holds its own imo with Stewart with its gain so it is a lot easier to clean and I won’t have to worry about kids making a mess on it. That being said I’ve had quite a bit of back and forth thinking of going you’re route with the IMAX sized screen which is an awesome way to get the most immersion possible. I decided however to go with the 2.37 for the added brightness and HDR performance with an a-lens and less sq ft to cover. I also chose to make it curved so I could bring the projector in a bit to max out the lens and projector combo sacrificing 16:9 and 2:1 content. In the end I’ll see the 1.3 gain screen brightness and hoping for around a 20% bump in brightness with the lens. The curved screen immersion is something I’m hoping adds to the experience as well. Either way I might end up masking a bit more than just the sides until I can afford a future JVC 4k affordable laser. I’m still on the minimum end of the recommended brightness for my size with a 640 for HDR. IMHO you’re plan to do a IMAX setup is solid and cost effective. Whether or not it fits in the final room plan is what sounds like the dilemma. That space you could add taking off the drywall seems important for microperf especially.