Screen Wall... Decision time...
Time to start making the decisions I have been putting off. Carpet is the main one but I will do that later...
Screen Wall. Pretty much a blank canvas right now.
Just under 13' wide.
7'9 1/2" to bottom of sofit.
Behind the 2x4 insulated wall is 1.5 inch polystyrene glued to the concrete foundation wall.
Stage it not yet filled so it can be moved.
To summarize my taste: Less is more. Clean with not too much going on. Symmetry is VERY important (thus my issues with the crazy pocket door).
Viewing distance: 12'6" front row, 19' back row
I will have a fixed screen. I have been playing with every size and ratio from 106" 1.78 to 127ish 2.4. I know many would chime in with the wider screen and go constant height but the tall left and right come into play.
Pocket Door to left does not need to be used as I have access via the back of the room but i do not want to drywall over. I am not against completely covering (curtain, panel of some sort) but I am not dry walling over... I should have... but that ship has sailed...
The room has no acoustic plan or treatments at this point. The bedrooms are 2 floors away so I only have single layer drywall (is that a dirty word in this forum?) and insulation. I am NOT worried a about sound transmission into other rooms of the house.
I AM worried about four things
1. The acoustics of the room
2. Size of the screen
3. It functionality (speaker placement given I already have my speakers and I am NOT putting in a false wall (another ship that has sailed)) Height of speakers (see photo) may limit screen width unless I cram the speakers in the corners
4. And of course how it looks
I have spent a good portion of the last two days searching the forum and looking at screen walls.
I am totally clueless on the GOM though I have read x billions posts (ok, maybe not that many). There is a air stapler on add this week at Menards...
When I first started this project I planned to have fixed curtains to give the "theater" feel, but I see very few do this and when I do see them, they are not always my favorite walls.
Any and all thoughts/links would be appreciated.