Originally Posted by QWKZ51
The front seat should be roughly 6'-6" from the screen, according to some of the online calculators 100"-120"(16:9) is about as big as I can go. In reality the back seats will be probably be straight and a little further from the wall. I've been doing floor plans for 15 years and have laid all the spacing issues out. But of course it's always different once everything is built.
Wow, 14 feet long with 2 rows of recliners and a 110" (average) screen width at 16:9, with the first row at 6'6" away. That's awfully close.
My screen is 110" diagonal at 16:9 and my first row is 10'8" away, and it is ALMOST too close. On top of that, my room is 20 feet long and I can BARELY fit two rows of recliners. You don't want the rear seats right up against the back wall, and you need at least 3 feet between rows to allow them to recline.
Looking at numbers in a spreadsheet is one thing. But sitting 6 feet away from a 110" screen is another story altogether. The "numbers" say it's on the edge of being acceptable, but in reality it's too close.
That's just my opinion, of course. You're free to do what you want. I like a big screen just as much as the next guy, but I can't even imagine sitting 6 feet away from my screen. There's no way I'd be able to enjoy it.
And if you have your back row seating right up against the rear wall, you'll have all sorts of acoustic issues to deal with.
Anyways, just something to think about.