I am planning a HT/bar/pool room. I am not a top notch quallity guy I just want a nice big picture with good surround sound at the most affordable price. I would like to keep the projector and screen at under 3 grand if possible. The viewing distance will be close at about 11.5 ft. I will have 1 curved row of 4 recliners. Behind that will be the bar and to the left will the the pool table. Light can be kept to a minimum. But since it will be a game/bar/ht room I would like to be able to use the projector with soft levels of light. I have many questions but I will try to keep this focused.
My settup will only allow for 5.1 sound as there will be no left wall. I currently have a pair of polk tsi 300 floor speakers, I could just buy one extra speaker online for cheap and have 3 matching fronts that would meet my needs. To do this I would need to place the speakers behind the screen.
The first challange Is reguarding the projector screen. I know I want a fixed screen ranging from 120-150 inch diagonal. Viewing the screen from 11.5 ft I am concerned about poor visual quality of the AT screens. The other concern is Extra cost of a AT screen. I can paint behind the screen black no problem. Speakers are black with black grills.
My question is would it be stupid to try and place speakers behind a regular screen? Has anyone ever done this will decent results, will the difference be very noticable?
If I was to go the AT way am I viewing at to close of a distance?
My goal price range is 2500-3000 for projector and screen.
Regular, Weaved, perforated, Any screen recommendations out there?
Any projector recommendations out there?