In planning my theater I will be building a screen wall in front of a poured concrete basement wall. I have the option of making the wall flat or building some degree of recess into the wall, which would give me a little more distance from my planned viewing location and I think would be aesthetically pleasing. Are there any thoughts or experiences with screens that are recessed into the wall? If so, any limitations on the depth of the recess? And how much space should be left around the screen if mounted in a recess? The reason I ask about this is to do the recess, I will recess below a bulkhead around a heat duct, which will place it about a foot below the overall ceiling height of about 8 feet. Then I get into screen size partially determined by where it should be positioned with respect to viewing eye level. A Scope screen would obviously work best because it is shorter in height, but I'm not planning on going the anamorphic lens route, so I don't think that would work well for me. I see that Seymour recommends eye level at 1/6 to 1/3 of the screen height. So with the size screen I can fit in the recess, 1/3 screen height would be at 40" with the Scope ratio and only 33" with 16:9. I'm guessing that's lower then recommended, right?
Planned screen size is 133" Diagonal 16:9 AT shot from an Epson 6010 in a totally light controlled room. Viewing distance about 14' with the recess, 13' without.
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