Building a new home - Help me choose the size of the HT room.
We just closed escrow on an empty lot. Next step is the house plans, which we are currently working on. I keep going back and forth about the size of the dedicated HT.
My current HT is in my 20x20 garage. Screen is "159 da-lite high powered 2.8 gain screen. Projector is PT-AE3000. The front seats have a viewing distance of about 12ft, the back row has a viewing distance of around 18ft. My family and I were very comfortable with this setup. The front seats were as close to the screen as I would go.
I want to stay at around a 15k-30k budget for Projector and screen. Keep in mind, this house will not be ready until late 2017, so I am not really looking for an exact projector at the moment.
I am thinking of building a 30'x25' dedicated HT room. I was first thinking of having a 300" screen, but it might be too big for a 30' length room. Also, the projectors that would be able to power up a 300" screen would be a little too expensive. So, 180"-240" might work better for us. I do like larger screens, as mentions, we are comfortable w/ a 159" screen at 12' and 18' viewing distances.
I do want 3 rows of seating. First row would be a large sectional, the back two rows would be recliners.
Just wanted to get some ideas from you guys.
Is the room too big, too small, too wide, to long?
Any other suggestions you have in regards to my plans?
Will I be able to find a projector to light up a 240" screen within my 15k-30k budget?