Originally Posted by RTROSE
Looks good. I too think that the HD football screen shots show more about how the setup looks "real world" It may just be that all of the other screen shots are overused and HD TV just looks better because it is something different. Regardless your theater looks sweet and the video setup is simply a WOW! Excellent Job!
Quick question and you may have covered this somewhere else but I have missed it. How much distance is there between the wall and the front of the screen. Or I guess a better way is how much space do you have for your speakers between the screen and the wall?
Thanks for the compliments!
There is about 18.25" from the wall to the edge of the lower GOM panel. The screen sits just in front of the the GOM panel (actually leans against it).
It's enough space, though it made picking a subwoofer to put behind it tricky. The SVS cylinders are ~16-17" in diameter, so it worked out. Many of the other models I was considering (Epik Castle, MFW-15, etc) wouldn't fit or would have to face to the side instead of towards the seating.
The 18" also limited my speaker selection a little bit, but only minimally. There were probably 2-3 speakers I was thinking about that were ruled out because they'd be too close to the rear wall (Axiom M80, AV123 Rockets, etc).
Another 3-4 inches would have been ideal, but I'd say 18-19" is an absolute minimum if you plan to put full sized speakers back there.