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post #1 of 6 Old 01-12-2019, 04:26 PM - Thread Starter
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Should I go by the one third rule for gaming vs movies?

I bought the 125" cinemascope screen from silver ticket. I can't mount it on my wall because I live in an apartment complex. Instead I put furniture movers on the back of the brackets and the stabilizer bar (to not damage the paint), pushed it flush against the wall, and I'm holding it in place by my bookshelf speakers. Unorthodox? Maybe but it totally works:

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The next step is to build a platform, to hold it and the speakers to eye/ear level. I need to know how high to make the platform though. Sitting in an average 20 inch chair, my eye level is 46 in high. If I were to bring the middle of the screen up to eye level, the platform has to be 18.5 in high. If I were to bring the screen up to 1/3 level, the platform has to be 27.7 inches high. I'm considering only bringing it up to eye level because the screen is also doubling as a ultrawide computer monitor so I can play PC games on it. For monitors, you are always sitting upright, and you want to be able to see the center of the screen when playing a game, not the one third mark. However, everywhere I look, people are using the one-third rule to mount their projector screens. Is this rule still valid for gaming? I mean the one-third rule has something to do with having multiple rows of seats so people can see the screen or when you recline your chair you'll see the center when watching a movie, but does that apply here? What if I want to sit upright and play video games but also recline and watch movies?

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edit - tldr, bring screen to 1/3 or center mark for gaming?

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post #2 of 6 Old 01-12-2019, 05:01 PM
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1/3 on a 2.35 screen isn't to far from 1/2, maybe 5in? The difference of that is a 3° angle? Probably wont notice...
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1/3 on a 2.35 screen isn't to far from 1/2, maybe 5in? The difference of that is a 3° angle? Probably wont notice...

Around 10 with the bezels. The center mark is 27.5 inches and the 1/3 mark is 18.3 inches.
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Around 10 with the bezels. The center mark is 27.5 inches and the 1/3 mark is 18.3 inches.
What's the viewing area(white only) height?
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What's the viewing area(white only) height?

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Since you plan to lean back sometimes I'd say go in the middle, 3/7 height lol. Center height may be uncomfortable for movies where 1/3 may be comfortable for gaming.

How far away are you sitting?


You may also want yo leave room for a center apeaker under the screen, about 10".
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