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Author Topic: TV vs Monitors vs projector  (Read 1077 times)

steve p. thomas

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Re: TV vs Monitors vs projector
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2017, 01:20:46 pm »

We installed 2 70" screens two years ago and are very happy with them. Traditional rectangular sanctuary layout, seats 200 people if we pack them in. 60-65 feet from the screens to the back wall. For song lyrics I try to keep it to 4 or 5 lines of text but will occasionally go up to 6 lines. This yields text 4-5" tall, very crisp, very legible. Never any complaints from any of our members about legibility or glare. I run sound from the balcony - roughly 75 feet away. The only issue I have is that they are partially blocked by our lights. I only ever have people sitting "upstairs" on Christmas Eve and Easter, so we don't consider this a huge issue at the moment.

Maybe I need to rethink this then.  Our maximum distance to a screen is 39' at about a 30 degree viewing angle.  So using it for lyrics and announcements will work if I keep the letters large as you suggest.  What about videos?  Are they able to see video images ok?  We don't use a lot, but sometimes the pastors or the music team runs a video or movie.
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Lance Rectanus

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Re: TV vs Monitors vs projector
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2017, 01:39:18 pm »

What about videos?  Are they able to see video images ok?  We don't use a lot, but sometimes the pastors or the music team runs a video or movie.

Videos look fine. I usually convert them to 720p resolution since I can't see a difference between that and 1080 at the viewing distances involved. My quality limitations with videos, and photos for that matter, are mostly related to the initial quality of the material being provided. The LED screens are definitely NOT the weak link in the chain!
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Erik Jerde

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Re: TV vs Monitors vs projector
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2017, 05:23:04 pm »

I think the usual rule is viewing distance divided by 6.  That would give you a 7' wide screen.  Do front projection with a projector the correct size for your room lighting.
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