The great thing about working with CDS is that you have A LOT of potential at your disposal and typically a number of options. Your ability to narrow these options down to a few, optimal choices depends upon your degree of experience. Regardless of your ability level, CDS is ready to help streamline the process.
Display size is a good place to start, as it’s pretty important that you’re able to resolve characters, numbers, etc. from the farthest distance you anticipate needing to do so. Image height is the limiting factor here and while display resolution and font size contribute to this equation, a very general rule of thumb for determining minimum image height is one foot (300mm) of image height for every six feet (1,828mm) of viewing distance.
Knowing that you can achieve at least this minimum image height within the available ceiling height of the room and that the bottom of the image will be visible given the general sightlines is key in determining if you can get away with a single display or not. From this point forward, your display choices are technology-based and typically include Rear Screen, Front Screen or Direct View (flat panel) options. CDS can help you with any and all of them; please contact us discuss the next steps.
Below are a few helpful reference sheets to aid in determining specific image sizes given contemporary aspect ratios, projection room depth (PRD) requirements for rear projection and worksheets you can submit to us for quick quotes and drawings.