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vortex0007

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I need help choosing where to put the screen for my media room. The rough sketch below is the finished basement in the house we just bought. From the sketch, we are considering the top half of the room the home theater side, and the bottom half the game room area though it's one open space. What I'm struggling with is where to place the screen for the projector. In the sketch, the screen needs to be placed at either A or B.

For audio I currently have a Dolby Atmos 5.1.4 setup that I hope to expand to a 7.1.4. My only question there is should I try an isolate most of the audio to the upper half of the room where people will be sitting down to watch a movie, or should I incorporate the entire space? My initial thought is to focus it on the upper part of the room but I'm open to suggestions.

For the flow of people coming in and out of the room, the open hallway is the main point of entry, the door above the hallway leads to a bathroom. On the right hand side of the sketch the door leads to our outside patio. The door on the bottom leads to my office.

W = window,
DW = double-window.

I look forward to to hearing your opinions.

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Looks like you already have it all pretty set based on that diagram and your description. :cool:

Yeah, I'd set up the HT in that upper-half w/ the screen and front LCR channels along that top wall.

I guess your diagram is not to scale as you seem to indicate the top/first 17.5ft length of that top half is only 4 squares long.

Not sure where you'd put the additional rear surrounds though since you might not want them on stands roughly in the middle of such a long room between the HT area and the gaming area... unless you also put/install some kind of dividing furniture/partition perhaps to "support" those speakers space-wise (and help keep people from moving/knocking into them)...

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Looks like you already have it all pretty set based on that diagram and your description. :cool:

Yeah, I'd set up the HT in that upper-half w/ the screen and front LCR channels along that top wall.

I guess your diagram is not to scale as you seem to indicate the top/first 17.5ft length of that top half is only 4 squares long.

Not sure where you'd put the additional rear surrounds though since you might not want them on stands roughly in the middle of such a long room between the HT area and the gaming area... unless you also put/install some kind of dividing furniture/partition perhaps to "support" those speakers space-wise (and help keep people from moving/knocking into them)...

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The sketch is definitely not to scale.
 

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What projector and screen size?

I'd probably try to do at least 135" (diagonal) screen, if 16x9.

And what do you actually have for audio? You didn't provide much details on that.

For a room that big, you might need at least a 2nd subwoofer, not just the additional rear surrounds. You might also need to upgrade your AVR/amps to provide enough power assuming you're coming from a substantially smaller HT space...

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I have not purchased the equipment so I have flexibility there. I need to purchase a retractable screen.
 

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My current equipment is a Denon AVR-X3700H receiver with definitive floor standing speakers that have the upward firing speakers for atmos. The taller ceilings in this new room are not a good fit for the current speakers.
 

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