Need help with setup of Projector Screen dynamics
I am trying to figure out how to set up my home theater room so I drew it out visually on Paint (I'm sure there is a much easier way to do this but it took me like an hour so meh).
Info on the attached diagram:
Box on the left or Wall that the screen will be hung: Wall is 10 ft tall by 14 ft long. Each box represents 2ft x 2ft. Red line is "optimal viewing height" which I estimated between my wife and mine at 40" off the ground.
Looking at throwing a 100" Elite Screen on the wall which is 4ft by 7.25ft, which means 1/3 of the screen is 1.36ft or I would need the bottom to start at 2ft above the ground. I believe this is too low so looking for help on this.
Box on the right or Layout of Media Room: 17 ft length by 14ft width. Each box is 1ftx1ft.
I would like to put 2 reclining sofas which measure at roughly 7.2ft by 3.33ft (non reclined) or 7.2ft by 5.33 (fully reclined). If I measured this correctly, my eyes should be roughly 10 ft away from the screen for optimal viewing (using 1.2x). However, with size constraint, The front row eyes will be 8.5ft away from front of screen. Not sure if this is a good idea. The back row eyes will 12.5 to 13.5ft away from the screen. I guessed that I should leave 2 ft clearance for reclining between the couches and at least 2ft for entrance into the room.
The gray boxes are the pre-wired 7.1 surround sound. The 4 satelite speakers are wired through the ceiling, so I would need to mount from the ceiling? Looking for help on this. Then the LCR and the sub are in front.
Looking for critiques and any help will be greatly appreciated!
Another thought, Would a 120" be overpowering for the front row? Seems like it would be optimal for the wall and room size.
Last edited by gocubs418; 08-31-2014 at 06:01 PM.