I believe most people put them just inside the 16:9 area.
This really depends on your screen size and viewing distance, as by far the most important thing here is that the speakers be separated by the appropriate distance and angles from the main listening position. The L/R speakers should each be 30 degrees off the centerline (give or take a few degrees) from the main listening position. If that puts them outside the 16:9 framelines then look into acoustically transparent masking. My favorite budget solution is the approach from Seymour AV - they use a steel frame for their screen, and you can get acoustically transparent masking panels that mount to the screen using magnets, making them easy to add or remove as needed.I was wondering if this was a dumb thing to do. I am leaning more towards getting a cinemascope screen instead of a 16:9 one. However, since there will be regular tv being watched on this screen as well some times, I am wondering if I should place my speakers behind where the 16:9 portion of my cinemascope screen would be, so that when 16:9 content is being displayed, I could have curtains or something come in and cover the black bar areas of the screen, and the sound not being affected. Since I don't want to have the curtains in front of where the speakers would be if my speakers were wide apart, I thought perhaps putting the speakers outside the curtain area would be good, and then I could have the option of 16:9 or cinemascope watching.
However, if that would ruin the cinemascope movie watching, then I won't do that, and I will put the speakers wide behind the cinenascope screen, and then perhaps get the accoustically transparent cloth to make curtains out of. I just want to hide the black bar area.
What do you guys recommend?
For once, bud and I are in total agreement.I believe most people put them just inside the 16:9 area.
For once, bud and I are in total agreement.