My wife insists on placing the TV and the viewing sofa in opposite corners of a fairly large family room, so I'm struggling finding the right place for my 6.1 speakers.
The first picture is of the from the sofa (the end table stand is temporary until we can find the right piece of furniture). For scale, the TV is 70". The TV forms a triangle with the walls, but the walls are not the same length, and neither is long enough to provide the separation you're suppose to have for the front surround speakers (30 deg from the viewing position). I could place the left one on the other side of the left side doorway near the ceiling, but to match that on the right would require mounting one right in the middle of the ceiling...pretty sure the wife won't go for that.
The center speaker pretty much has to go either in the corner above the TV or mounted to the top of the TV (I'm considering using the wall mount holes in the back of the TV to fashion a speaker mount extending lust above the screen).
This picture shows the main seating. Like the TV the sofa is jammed into the corner. The farther apart I separate the speakers, the more forward relative to the listener they have to move. Current thought is to put one right at the edge of the fireplace "frame" and match the location on the other side best I can (about where the small lamp is now). I currently have a single speaker sitting on the floor behind the sofa to create some imaging...that is the "6" in the 6.1.
Looking for thoughts and/or recommendations as to the best place for the surround speakers.
Thanks for looking!
(edit: clicking on the pictures provides a larger version)