seatonrocks, on 23 May 2012 - 09:31 AM, said:
Ok, if that's correct it's certainly less than I was thinking off the top of my head, and probably doable. Thanks mate.
It is correct. Between 7 and 8 inches bigger on diameter.
Height is another thing. It is about 43cm taller.
If you have the X30 now on a 130" scope screen and zoom out for scope then it is giving you a 138" image including black bars now, so going to 138 16:9 should make no difference in throw distance or brightness.
If you don't mind a little advice I would do something like Prior says as I first went scope, then went 16:9, then went back to scope. It becomes a bit expensive.
What I found is you get used to the bigger image height then get disappointed when the scope image is smaller. Expressed another I was disappointed no matter which AR screen I used; however found that I had more scope titles than 16:9 ( 60% - 40% ish) and was less disappointed with varying width that with varying height.
Some are the opposite and watch more 16:9 and are more disappointed with varying width.
No right or wrong, just make sure you know which one you really are before spending more money. Advice I should have taken as it hits the pocketbook!
If you think the additional height of the 16:9 image is great then there is no reason why a scope screen of that height would not be great also, even though you feel 130" is perfect.
Again as per Priors post - move your seating forward so you will have current 16:9 image at same seating to height ratio as would be if you moved to 138" 16:9 screen.
If you say, yep, that 16:9 image size is perfect, then watch a scope encode at same height and see if it is not also perfect.
Much cheaper to move some seating temporarily than to purchase a new screen. Leave seating in place for a couple weeks to get used to it before making any final decision.
Also if new HT room will have 2 rows then a scope screen can provide a bigger 16:9 image depending on viewing distance preferences. Basically if you like seating distance of 2.8 +- a bit then you may find having back row for 16:9 encodes and front row for scope encodes means a smaller ratio in the back row for 16:9 than having a front row at 2.8'ish times screen height and using front row as primary viewing location for both.
Last caveat is - if you like watching at 2.2+- times screen height then best to have a 16:9 screen as you MAY
notice artifacts when zooming a scope image at that seating distance.
Edited by bbar, 23 May 2012 - 10:24 AM.