Originally Posted by rebelranger
what is viewing distance? How large is your screen? Is that just trim around the screen? Do you watch with zero or low light? Did you really consider speaker placement or just go by ear?
Good questions... Viewing distance is about 13 feet. Screen is right at 100". The screen is painted directly on the wall, trimmed out with black chair rail. I spent extra time working the wall to ensure a smooth surface. If we are watching a movie at night, it is pretty much zero light, but sometimes we will leave the poster spots on dimly for some visibility because the kids don't like it so dark. It is watchable with some light, I will watch during the day sometimes and with the egress windows there is a fair amount of light.
The only consideration I gave to speaker placement was putting the mains and side surrounds at ear level when seated on the couch. The center was just centered on the screen and placed directly below it. I just tried to center the mains in between the screen and wall/closet door. I didn't do any calculation regarding listening angles.
If I were doing a dedicated theater, I would probably spend more time working out the specifics of speaker placement. My fear looking into the future would be if I ever need to replace my speakers, as I built the recesses for my LCR and side surrounds specifically for these speakers.