Originally Posted by AV_Integrated
I think he's talking about viewing the screen from 10' away, not putting the projector 10' away.
At the end of all of this, while this is good to think of now, you also need to consider equipment placement, speaker wiring, subwoofer location(s), lighting, colors, etc. If you have some say in ceiling height, it may come in handy to have 9' or 10' ceilings if you can do them as it helps to open up options in the setup.
You still need to look at things like making sure you run conduit to that projector location. Perhaps running conduit and cabling in such a manner that you can get to locations closer and further from the screen.
Don't focus just on the projector placement and screen size. Spend time thinking about the entire room, and where everything is going to go. Take advantage of the drywall being down and run the proper cabling as well as conduit.
I would likely lean towards a 135" diagonal, and the front seats will be like sitting more towards the front of a theater. A nice big screen for the back seats, a bigger screen for the front seats.
Thanks, I was talking about the viewing distance from 10'. Since this is a new room being built, I will be going with a 7.1 system, will be running speaker wires and cable for projector through conduits, I don't have big budget for speakers, I am thinking of either going with the Infinity system (P363 for fronts,PC351 for center and P163 for surrounds), the other system which is in my budget is BIC Acoustech (PL-89 for fronts, PL-28II for center and PL-66 for surrounds), I will be putting surround speakers in columns (2 on the side between front and back row and 2 in the columns behind back row).
Which do you think will be good system? Infinity or BIC?
For subwoofer, thinking of using BIC PL-200 if I went with BIC, otherwise with Infinity I am thinking of using my current polk PSW350.
Receiver I have not decided yet, thinking of going with the Denon AVR-X2000.
I have a budget of around 2000 for equipment (speakers,receiver and sub). Feel free to suggest any other combination. This will be my first home theater.