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I'm looking to build an AT screen to replace my fixed frame 120" at the moment. The room main viewing area is 13x22.' I've determined the best acoustics in the room are about 17-18' from the front (projection) wall. I'd like to position the AT screen about 35" or so from the wall to create ample room for my subwoofers. This will put me about 14-15' back from the screen in the primary LP. I'm going to be ordering the Seymour XD material, and I have a few questions for you guys who have done this before:
1) Size: I'm thinking anywhere from 120" to 130". I'm leaning at the moment toward the 130", which would be 113" wide. This puts me at a 34-37 degree viewing angle, which fits the THX standards. For those running something similar, does this sound about right?
2) Install material to frame: Keep it simple with staples or go to the grommets for the added cost and ease of install? I'd prefer to keep it simple with the staples, but if there are serious advantages to keeping the screen tight with the tensioning system using grommets, I'm all ears.
3) False wall coverings and panels: I'm planning on using GOM black fabric to wrap the panels on the sides and bottom of the screen. Any better or cheaper options out there or is this pretty much standard issue for fabric?
Thanks in advance,