My Screen arrives today, and have been trying to come up with a viable plan for the screen wall. got a framed Seymour AV Centerstage XD screen. 120" Diag. (105” wide)
Here is my conundrum.
My original plan was to build the screen wall out about 2’ from the back wall to allow placement of speakers / sub, and to also house/obscure my A/V rack on the right hand side wall.
I have been toying with the Idea of building a frame work that would house the LCR / SUB that would require me to only be about 6” from the back wall. The screen will be centered on this wall. But I have about 2’ to play with as far as distance from the back wall. I can adjust seating to optimize viewing distance. The throw to the back wall is currently about 16 feet.
I want this wall to be black fabric to help with the contrast perception and cut down on light wash from the screen. I have zero knowledge on what kind of fabric will achieve what I am looking for. I know how to frame and build the wall… that is easy for me but how to cover it is my problem.
Do I just cover the frame work with the fabric? Or is it better to make fabric panels that can be removed?
Do I need to put some sort of baffling on the back wall to eliminate reflections?
My next question is : Is it better to conceal the A/V rack or is it ok to have it facing out ( In my case it would be facing from the left wall. Or would it be better to build the wall out more to have the A/V rack behind the screen wall.
This may be jumbled and confused… but makes sense to me. I just wish there was someone here in the Kansas City area with excellent experience that I could discuss this with.
Here are a couple of links to help you see what is in my mind when I am thinking of this. I know I am probably going about this all in the wrong order.. but it is what it is. : /This oneor this oneThis one is closest I think
Let me know what you think...