Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC
when I build similar walls the panels sit even with the screen on the back side and surround the screen, As for screen height I think the rule of thumb for comfortable viewing is 1/3 of the image below eye level. So in most theater chairs that is 36 inches so based on the height of your screen you can run the numbers. In two row theaters the screen is often higher than that for the first row. Maybe the second if there is line of sight issues.
My current thinking is:
build a false wall.
turn the subs into the corners giving me more room
move the front speakers out in front of the false wall closer to the side walls.
keep the tv stand removing doors etc.. and using black fabric frames that will also cover the rest of the false wall.
all my equipment can stay there and the remotes still work through the fabric
place the center on top of the tv stand bringing it UP and out of the stand giving me more dynamics. The screen will come down almost touching the tv stand and the center will hide behind the screen.
Don't think the screen can hang that low
the fronts will be out next to the wall like in this pic
Subs facing in like in this picture
By turning the subs I can move the front speakers out more giving me room for a screen larger than 92 inches. More like 100-106 or so. I plan on trying to keep my components in the tv stand behind the false wall covered in fabric. I would move my center channel up on top of the tv stand either behind the screen or covered by a fabric panel. Im assuming it wont be covered up by the screen unless I hung it very low.
I test fitted a 110 screen today and it didn't even hang down to the tv stand. The bottom of the screen frame came exactly to where the black bezel separates the actual screen and plastic on the TV
I would rather keep the center below the screen because the frame of the screen might block it. Unless I raise the center up enough to fire through the AT screen. The TV stand would hold all my components (Blu-ray, Marantz, xpa5, Xbox one, ps4).
Still trying to understand how to build a false wall and fabric panels. Ive seen so many screen walls but not many like my room. Im thinking Im going to have to strip out the whole side walls, and ceiling with 1x4s for panels to attach to?