What size screen should I use?
Screen size is important when deciding which video solution best suits your event production. Room dimensions, video content, and the furthest viewer are factors to remember which will help optimize your attendees’ experience. While there are issues and exceptions that require thinking differently, the screen-size formula helps to solve them in a rational way.
As you peruse the internet looking for video options for your event, you may get stumped on what size screen is needed for the venue you’re booking. What do you really need? Most people want a BIG screen. Is the largest screen best for your event? As it goes with most technology, the answer isn’t always simple. All of the content on screen needs to be seen by everyone in the room. If the screen is too large, it means someone is viewing only part of the content. Appropriate screen size depends on three factors:
- Room dimensions
- Contents on the screen (movies, technical documents, etc.)
- Distance between the screen and the furthest viewers
People only need to see general information while watching a movie. They don’t need to see every pixel of information because things are moving quite fast and they can obtain all of the information they need simply by watching. One might think a person could sit pretty far away from the screen without asking for a refund on his ticket.
A business meeting with lots of detailed information needs to be pondered, small font texts scrutinized, and very defined pictures must be viewed as accurately as possible. High definition video and projection without any alteration to the picture is needed. Resolution, screen size, and brightness are important factors towards projecting technical information. You want to see sharp images from the back of the room, you want it to be bright, and you want no pixelation!
AV Renthouse tries to get as much height out of the screen as possible with the bottom placed no lower than a person’s head while sitting down. This allows for all members of your audience to see the full screen. For the image to reach the furthest viewer, secondary screens (called delay monitors) are sometimes needed and should be placed towards the back of the room for happy viewers!
The size of a projection screen and type of projector is important to consider while planning for your event. If you always plan for a full room with the ability to show technical content, then any situation can be presented with clarity. AV Renthouse can help you with the tough tech decisions you need to make for your event.