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Recliner seating

I am building a home theater, it is going to be about 17.5 length and 13.4 width. I am planning of getting 150" screen, size of the wall is about 183". I am thinking of getting recliners, what is the ideal distance that these recliners should be placed. At first I thought pushing all the way to the back wall but reading online looks like if it is 10' away from the screen should be fine. Wanted to get some advice how others have done this.
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Where do you like to sit when you go to a commercial theater? Front, middle, back row?

What row of seats do you want to be the main seats you will sit in at home? First, second row?

No one knows what you will like and it is likely once you have your room set up you will slowly over time like more immersion rather than less.

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What bud16415 states above is great advice. I sit about 10'9" from a 126" screen that I just downsized from 133" and we really like it now. The 133" stressed our eyes a bit even playing 4k movies through a JVC 790R in 2.35:1 others prefer much larger screens so you really just have to go with what you like. If you do go to the theater remember tiles are typically 2'x4' so you can do the math pretty quick based on screen width and how far back your seat is.

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And, if you have rear surrounds and/or Atmos speakers, you'll want some minimum distance from the back wall between the seats and speakers.
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Our first row is about 10' from a 125' screen. I don't think I'd want to be any closer, or use a larger screen. If your thinking two rows, you might want to reconsider your screen size, otherwise you'll want to be further back and be limited to one row. If you get the right recliners, they won't need a lot of room behind them as many recline, but move forward as they do. But I also agree with the suggestion to leave some room behind your seats so your rear speakers are behind, and not right on top of the people seated by them.

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