False wall vs air vent

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  1. Chad Isaacs

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    I am planning to build around my future widescreen rptv.
    The best place to put the wall/tv in the room has an air vent right in the middle.One good thing is,the vent is in the floor.So I am thinking I could build a small platform for the tv.Then use an elbow to push the air on out through another vent in the platform.
    Is this wise?The tv will probably be a 65" and I do not want it to be up too much.The good thing about a false wall is I can get behind the tv if I need to hook somthing new in and not worry about taking it down.The bad thing is lifting it up in the first place.And I will have to get/build stands for my already 3' tall speakers.
    I have looked at putting the tv and wall at other locations but if I do,it will really mess up my rear stage and I like it the way it is now.
    The simple answer is fp,but I do not know that I can afford somthing I would be truley happy with and I have 7' celings
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    I have had both and I like them both. Each for separate reasons. If you can control the light then you might want to consider a FP. but it's your call. As far as the heat vent you can put an elbow on it and run it out the wall were ever you want. They sell flex-insulated duct that is great to work with. It might restrict the airflow a little bit if you have air-conditioning; cold air is harder to move then warm air. If that is the case you can add a draft inducers for $17 and a relay for about $20. I used 2 draft inducers for my hush box for my projector. Works great. You will probably need to get at least 6" clearance under you platform for the ductwork.
     
  3. Chad Isaacs

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    Yep,it is heat and ac vent.I really would like to go with fp but I dont know if I can afford somthing that would look as good as a $3500 65" hd rptv
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    Your right. It will not look as good Just bigger. I paid $4000 for my projector and it looks almost as good I feel. But mine is 8'8" wide. I sit 17' back and have 2 rows of seating, and have been playing with custom paint for the screen. Your results may very. I like big. But that is my tastes. You do what ever. It doesn't matter if it is Rear or Front. HT is just a beautiful thing.
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