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post #1 of 13 Old 05-10-2012, 09:30 AM - Thread Starter
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Ok, so here's my dilemma, which wall should I project the image onto!? I made some awesome MS Paint edits to pics to get an idea of my room. Given my seating arrangement, would a 135 inch screen be too monstrous, or 110 inch screen be too small? Placement of speaker 4 and 5 would be awkward w/ setup B. Setup A would require me to relocate light switch, no biggie (hopefully).

Help me decide A or B, here's additional info:
Room Dimension:
137 in wide, 8 ft high, 195 inches long (~16 ft)
Seating area:
Between 13-15 ft
Projector's being considered:
Epson 3010, Optoma HD33
Screen Type:
Fixed if on Indented Wall, TBD on Entrance Wall
Entryway will be closed off w/ thick curtain allowing no lighting inside.
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Plan B works better for me. I think it is an overall better layout and if you could always bring the screen out of the recess to make it bigger.

Ever think about putting a bigger AT screen over the recess and the speakers behind it?
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Plan B will definitely plan B will have better sound quality. The open entrance on Plan A is not good for acoustics.
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How deep is that recessed wall in Plan B with the screen? It looks deep enough to do an AT screen with your LCRs and sub behind it. Which would be awesome.

However, I personally prefer plan A for a few reasons:
1. Surrounds on stands next to your seats is lame. This is only acceptable if your in college or have NO other option IMO. Plan B keeps the surrounds on the walls. Even better would be in wall speakers giving you a much cleaner look. If you don't have surround speakers take a look at Triads In-wall line up.
2. You could still do an AT screen (as mentioned above) by making a false wall with a few 2x4s. Very little skill required, but you need basic tools.
3. The door way issues (ambient light and sound) can be addressed with heavy curtains.
4. Totally personal preference here, but I hate having the only doorway to a room at my back. Plan A fixes that.
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I would do plan B, but with a wider AT screen mounted on a false wall. I wouldn't want the entrance to the theater right next to the screen, it would be distracting I think.
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I like the entrance in the back next to the chairs. I would also consider getting the surrounds up ~ 3' above the listening area.
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thanks for the insights. AT screen is unfortunately not an option, didn't realize how much they cost. Maybe next upgrade I can get one. For now not wanting to spend more than $400 or 500 on the screen.

What other options besides a door or curtains to cover the entryway?
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http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1346404

Close to your budget.....

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Not much of a DIY'er but I'll consider the AT screen. The recess is about 17 inches, I'm trying to fit in the recommended seating area according to:
http://www.projectorcentral.com/Opto...ulator-pro.htm

Every inch counts, but I'm probably relying on this calc too much....

Anyways, any new opinions or thoughts?
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Can I get anymore life out of this thread?
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Which option are you leaning toward?
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Which option are you leaning toward?

Option A for 2 reasons:
1. I can get a bigger screen by approx 20 inches
2. I can mount side speakers on the wall and no speaker stands

An extra bonus would be easier to connect buttkickers if I decide to get them since the seats will be right in front of the equipment.
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