Originally Posted by Jrunr
I was thinking about that AT screen idea as well, but I run into the problem of having the opening door that takes up 3ft of space into the room for my projector mount and for my seating distance to the screen. The most I could push the screen out from the back wall is 14-16” so that is severely limiting! Remember, this is a rental so I have to get creative with how I proceed... lol
Also, I’m looking at getting a BenQ DLP (either an HT5550 HT9050) because I love the sharp, crisp DLP picture.
Yeah I fully get having to be creative after recently doing the same in my livingroom in our rental that we lived in for the past year and a half before buying this new house and yes that bonus room was one of my must haves so it worked out that we also liked the rest of the house. you really don't have to do anything permanent for the false wall, just a frame of 2x4s to get your speakers behind and use it to mount the screen. Even going with a BenQ you could still build a scope screen that would also produce a 100" 16:9 screen and just build some masking bars to block out the side bars when not watching a wide format movie. You can cover the false wall in black spandex, which is not expensive, and will give you a very movie theater feel without dumping money into black velvet. The false wall doesn't even have to be actually attached to the wall, it could be free standing and you just staple the spandex to the walls and ceiling which is easy enough to patch after you move and be able to take down if you needed to move the wall.
There are a lot of things you can do like some drop down atmos speakers that would mount like a ceiling fan on a slanted ceiling to up the experience. I think atmos was the best addition I made, not as noticeable as more subs at first but up the experience more.
Also would you consider flipping the door to open into the hallway? Pretty simple thing to do and you will never really have that door open either when the room is in use or not. This would allow you to mount the projector is a better place and not effect your seating.
Best part of being in this group is everybody looks at a situation and set up differently and so many ideas come up that you may not have thought of, just keep posting thoughts, pictures or ideas and we will help.
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