The epson 6050 came today! I am projecting it onto a wall and trying out some different sizes! Before I marked off sizes with masking tape I was thinking 135. Then I put up masking tape and decided 150... But then I started projecting an image and am deciding between 165 and 180 inches
. I sit 15 feet away.
The wall that it will be going on has a 55 inch by 70 inch window. I plan on blacking out the entire window and then mounting the screen where the window is.
The problem is that if I go acoustic transparent screen I will need to put up some drywall or something where the window is and then mount the center channel into that drywall. That is doable and not a huge deal. I was planning on going with the Klipsch r 5502 LCR because I can adjust the tweeters to face the MLP more if I did go with an AT screen and I know I like Klipsch. The depth of the window is 5 inches. Are there other in wall speakers that are really good that have adjustable aim-able tweeters that are less than 5 inches deep? I'd like to stay less than $500 each for LRC but would consider up to $1k each. I currently like the high sensitivity of the RP280 towers I'm using.
I do notice while currently having the center under the screen that it is slightly noticeable that the voices are not coming from the center of the screen and bothers me a little, but not a ton. I don't know if it would bother me more with time or I would get used to it and it would become normal. I am used to having the center under my TV but the screen is 2x as tall so its more noticeable.
Where is the optimal place to mount the speakers behind the screen? I am either going to go with a 165 inch or 180 inch 16:9 screen if I did go AT. My ears are about 44 inches off the ground. But the screens center will be between 55-66 high depending on the screen and how high I mount it off of the floor. Do I place the tweeters at the screen center or ears center? How far left and right do I place the LR speakers if the screen between 145-157 wide? As wide as I can get them?
EDIT: and something else to consider is that this is my large living room, not a dedicated theater room. If I were to go AT the only screen I know of that is high gain and ALR and acoustic transparent is the Slate 1.2 from SI which will cost upwards of $6k, + new LRC in-wall speakers + paying someone to put up the drywall in the window if that would even work + paying for installing the in-wall speakers. Yes, that is all doable but expensive.
Otherwise I would go with a less expensive high gain ALR screen and just have the center be below and save the money / work...
Maybe I should clear off the wall completely (shelves and current tv are there) and put up a sheet and watch movies for a week or two to help decide.
I appreciate everyones insight!