Hello folks! I'm looking for feedback on a HT design. I've dreamed for years about doing one and I now have a pending offer in on a home with a basement. I prefer sitting closer to the screen and like the idea of an acoustically transparent screen but bumping it out far enough to put speakers behind it makes my already small room smaller. Here are some digital sketches and 3D renders I made today... Full room - Front section is 11'2" x 11' with a smaller area (due to a closet) that narrows down to 7'9". Here's the same image zoomed in a bit to see measurements... If I go with an acoustically transparent 120" screen here's what things look like from the 2nd row And from the 1st row... Last, if I do the acoustically transparent screen this images shows all the distances to viewing distances... And a big temptation would be to use a 135" screen but that would take up nearly 100% of the wall and look like this... So... Handful of things I'd love feedback on please... - If i configure things this way above I do have chairs right next to walls and I wonder if that will be an issue and if I can just address it by hanging heavy fabric along all the walls? - Will I be OK having my fronts and center up against the wall and behind a screen? I'd love to get them further from the wall but don't have much space to spare? - Should I consider that huge 135" screen or stick to the 120"? If I go for the acoustically transparent screen and put it in front of my speaker then I'll be down to a 6"9" viewing distance from the front row... However when the seats are reclined I'll probably gain another 8" or so of viewing distance which gets me up to 7'6" viewing distance when reclined. - With this room design where would you put your surrounds? I'm open to 5.1, 7.1 or could even mess with Atmos but I'm not to worried about that. With that closet that bumps out would you put a set of surrounds up for the front row and another set for the 2nd row? or maybe just in the ceiling in between the rows? I want to make sure the single chair in the front left still gets a good experience. - Gear under consideration is the Optoma UHD60, a pair of Klipsch 8000F for fronts, a Klipsch center TBD and surrounds TBD. I do own a nice SVS Sub with two down firing 12s which would in theory go behind the screen. Are there other bits of feedback you'd give me or questions you have?