I am new to all this, so I don't think I want to mess around with any kind of false wall or anything like that. Although I do like the idea of hiding speakers and equipment. I am going to wire my equipment out of the room. Especially after reading everyone talking about the heat issue. If you were not doing a false wall what type of speakers would you use? Are in wall bad? I like the look, but most seem to complain around here about them. I am not too fond of the stand speaker next to a huge beautiful screen, but it is probably what I will be doing. The wife hates it.
I have to decide on my build NOW. We have our final meeting with the builder tomorrow, and they have already started. I think I will keep the door as is, but try to get them to build small 6" step outside of room. That is a hallway there, but with a 6" inch step the stair depth should only need to be about 10" inches, and I think we are ok with that. if the builder will not do it, I will have them leave it and we will do it after.
I am wanting to do about a 120 inch screen with a 17'3" depth, and a 6-7' riser. I have sat in a 16:9 120" screen at around 9' and it did not bother me at all.
Now I need to decide on speaker wiring tonight. Difficult process.