Strange question re pool table?
Hello all, it's been a long time. Thanks to great advice on this forum I've done two DIY HTs but have now moved into a home with limited space to install a home theater, but I would really like to do so. The two prior installs have each been with a DIY blackout screen. This time, owing to time and space constraints I will purchase a screen, either pulldown or motorized (likely from monoprice) but more than likely not a fixed screen owing to having to multipurpose the room.
The best 'space' to install the HT is the upstairs game room, where the previous owners left behind a fairly nice pool table with a ping-pong topper. We use this occasionally and anyway it would be a bear to remove.
The room is about 13' wide by as much as 20' long. (I say 'as much' as the last 5 or 6 feet are really not practical to use for say seating or whatever. As it is upstairs I should have decent access to the ceiling from the attic.
The big question is the pool table itself. To use this room AND not remove the table, I will have to have the table in between the seating and the screen. Yes I know this is far from optimal, and will likely compromise the sound. But how about visuals? I can drape a non-reflective cloth over the table, but am still concerned with whether this will be a substantial distraction from the video.
Hoping for answers more along the lines of 'this is what I would do' as opposed to 'don't do it', which I've already considered... the problem is no other room in this home supports this as well (even more compromises).