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#1 of 4 lodge90



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Posted April 30 2013 - 06:33 AM

I am going to be building a dedicated home theater in our home, I think.  We have not even gotten to the point of talking to home theaters shops/installers yet, however I wanted to get some ideas prior to speaking to them.  The space in our basement is approximately 14'x13'.  Is that too small a space?  What is an ideal screen size for that size room?  Will I be limited to one row of seating?  Any thoughts or ideas are greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

#2 of 4 schan1269


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Posted April 30 2013 - 07:18 AM

No that is not too small. There are si many "recommended viewing distances" that you will get correct information to put in anything between 80" and 110".

#3 of 4 Aaron Silverman

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Posted April 30 2013 - 07:50 AM

There's a section somewhere here on the site with photos of various members' home theaters. I would poke around there for ideas.

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#4 of 4 Jim Mcc

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Posted April 30 2013 - 03:08 PM

Screen size is based on your seating distance from screen, NOT room size. Definitely only one row of seats, unless you use a very small screen.

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