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I would suggest that you also take a look at Accessories4Less for your receivers. Others on the forum have had issues with the products they've received from them, but I have not. Caveat emptor, but you can get some good deals on refurbished items.

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my wife built and hung my projector mount and we are in business.

I can sit 10' away from a 10' wide screen without getting my head in the picture.

Next step is to build a riser or maybe a couple risers to test second row heights.

this pic is a bit more than 180 degrees.

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Ok so I played around a bit more with my plans this weekend. The problem I just can't get around is these damn ducts. The ducts combined with the drain pipe are pushing my ceiling down fully 4 feet from the wall.

I've moved/narrowed the riser to compensate but I still don't really like the result. Plus now I'm not sure where to put the middle channel speakers in a 7 speaker systems. One of those speakers is going to be pointing right into someone's ear.

The red line is where the low ceiling stops.

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vacation weekend for me on Kelleys Island, OH. We're still trying to work out the riser.

As of right now, we'll be building a test riser with 2x12's and 3/4" plywood. It probably just gets tossed at the end of all this so I'm not freaking out about roofing felt and insulation or whatever else just trying to get a read on head clearance especially over by the ducts.

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so thinking ahead a bit is it a bad thing to use really low gauge (thick) speaker wire with sort of crappy speakers? I will want to start cheap and upgrade equipment as I go so the idea occurs to me to future proof the room where cost allows. Should I be running two sets of speaker wires (low gauge and high gauge?) for use when I transition from the sort of entry level systems to something with a bit more punch?
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so I've discovered that the "problem" HVAC vent which is killing my head room is a single return to the living room. And the drain pipe is again a single source.

I have more hope than ever that both of those could be relocated.
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so I've discovered that the "problem" HVAC vent which is killing my head room is a single return to the living room. And the drain pipe is again a single source.

I have more hope than ever that both of those could be relocated.
Do you need them at all?

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Do you need them at all?
I assume you're joking, but yes I think the return air vent does significantly improve the circulation of the first floor. I just need to figure out how to make it work without destroying my theater. And obviously we need the drain pipe but that seems far easier to "rewire" so that it doesn't get in the way.
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I assume you're joking, but yes I think the return air vent does significantly improve the circulation of the first floor. I just need to figure out how to make it work without destroying my theater. And obviously we need the drain pipe but that seems far easier to "rewire" so that it doesn't get in the way.
Not really, I don't have any return air vents, so I wouldn't know what they're good for. air goes in through the slits on the windows and out through the heat exchanger, that's it.

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Not really, I don't have any return air vents, so I wouldn't know what they're good for. air goes in through the slits on the windows and out through the heat exchanger, that's it.
I've had numerous people comment to me how comfortable our house feels and I'm sure that is in no small part due to our return vents. But that second vent and drain pipe is ruining my theater as it is reducing headroom to 7' fully 4' from the wall on the one side.
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Went to a "real" theater today and the trapezoidal geometry of the preshow was almost unwatchable. Sigh. Cant get it built fast enough.
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