Originally Posted by queendvd2
Tom, do you find that 13' was far back enough from your 110" screen? Also, are you satisfied with the 110" being the proper size. I'm undecided between the 100" and 110" and exactly where to place my first row of seating. I was thinking 14' (but I suppose that gives less to second row riser) but others have actually suggested 12'. Thanks.
Thanks for reminding me, I'm working from home today so I was just able to run down and measure it for you.
The riser does extend from the back wall out seven foot.
When seats are in the upright position this leaves about 2' space in front of the back row and 1.5' behind the seats.
I've read about many HT rooms using smaller risers but think this is an ideal length specially considering the extra space you need when the seats are fully reclined.
If anything, i'd love to have an additional foot or two behind the row just to make it a bit easier to get behind the seats for the movies on my shelves and also for cleaning.
The 13' distance from the front of the room to the start of the riser is fine considering the seats are actually placed a little bit in front of the riser. This should put there heads around 12' which is suggested.
I dont recall how high is your ceiling and is anything (such as a soffit) forcing you to lower where your screen will be?
The 110" if fine in my room and I would continue to keep a screen that size in there rather then settle for a smaller screen. However if I could, I would love to be able to hang it a foot or so higher then it is now because the bottom of the screen is only 20" off the floor.
Note: this is because I was forced to lower the screen because of the soffit.
My riser was built with the 2x10" base plus 3/4" plywood and carpeting. So the full height is around 11".
If I had to rebuild the riser I would have made it a bit higher (2x12"s base and 2 layers of plywood) just to make it a little bit easier to see over the front row seats.