Question Advice for position of Projector Screen

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  1. shafiq786110

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    Hi!
    Currently, i have a Samsung UE55ES8000 55" TV on my wall with my Bose Acoustimass 10 speakers underneath the TV and 2 behind my sofa. (See Image below for a plan)

    I really want to have a home cinema system while keeping the TV. My concern is if i put a roll down projector screen infront of my TV, will this affect the sound coming from the front speakers?

    If so, is there a way of getting round this?

    I can't move the speakers easily as the wire isn't long enough.

    Everything else is in place, my amp (Denon AVRX4000) can have a 2nd output so im already set up there, its just this projector screen that i need to work out!

    The projectors i am looking at for now are either the Sony VPL-HW40ES or the Epson EH-TW6100.

    Thanks in advance!

    Attached is a plan of my living room with positions of my TV, Sofa, Speakers and a proposed position of the screen!
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  2. dhts

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    Whilst you can get acoustically transparent screens you're spending a chunk on a pj so I'd try to move the speakers as they are really too close together for that seating distance.
     
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    You will need to get an AT (acoustically transparent) screen so that it does not interfere with the sound from your speakers. These can be quite expensive and will depend on teh screen size but think in terms of £900-1000 min unless you can find a used one.
     
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    Thanks for the advice!
    What sort of width should be speakers be approx?
     
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    There's some nicely presented guides on the Dolby site e.g. http://www.dolby.com/us/en/guide/surround-sound-speaker-setup/5-1-setup.html

    Just thought it may improve your sound and remove the headache of having to get a AT screen. As kbfern says AT screens aren't typically the bargain normal screens are and I'd be more nervous about using a budget AT screen than I would a budget normal screen.
     
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    It may be that you can place your speakers low enough that they're below the I of the screen.

    Pics?

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    Not a bad idea, ill take some pics this evening when im back and post them!
    Thanks
     
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    This what I used to have in my lounge:

    TV.jpg

    ceiling.jpg

    down.jpg

    Note that, when down, the screen just falls short of brushing the top of the floorstanding speakers, and there's plenty of room between the bottom of the screen and the top of the TV stand - more than enough for the centre speaker.

    More on that old room here:

    My Third Home Cinema | AVForums

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  9. shafiq786110

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    Thanks for your reply

    This is my current set up, excuse the mess, in the middle of redecorating another room!

    I'm looking at doing something similar to what you did in your 3rd setup with the screen infront of the TV.

    If i dont buy an AT screen, what im thinking is to put the speakers on the top of the screen 'housing' and position them at the appropriate angles.

    The only other concern i have is my central light. What im thinking to do is lower the projector shelf and move the picture accordingly

    Does both of those things sound like a good idea?

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