Originally Posted by UofHdevildog
You just scared me with all that jargon. I don't plan on having a dedicated theater room even though I'm buying the house as a bachelor.
Looking at my floor plan is it even feasible to run surround sound in such an open great room?
KB - Houston Interactive Floor Plan
In that great room where it says "optional window"....opt out. Mount your screen on that wall facing the pantry. As far as equipment...you have three options. Put it out in the open in a simple cabinet, or build a equipment closet in that corner where the great room meets up with the master bedroom, or steal that coat closet near the entrance since its centrally located and would be good for running cable throughout the house.
You should be able to run wall mounted speakers or in-wall speakers on the wall with the screen. Rear surrounds would probably be best ceiling mounted firing down slightly behind the seating area. You can pretty much rule out 7.1 since there really isnt anywhere for the extra speakers unless they too were ceiling mounted. A 6.1 setup would work well, but you will have to find a place for the rear center speaker, the subwoofer positioned near a wall and away from the windows.
5.1 = Center, Left, Right, Left surround, Right Surround, Subwoofer
6.1 = Center, Left, Right, Left surround, Right Surround, Rear center, Subwoofer
7.1 = Center, Left, Right, Left Mid, Right Mid, Left Rear, Right Rear, Subwoofer
Then there is 10.1 which is only being tested right now, because there isnt any source material that can run it. Give it some time...THX is working on it. Front Center, Front R, Front L, Front R Wide, Front L Wide, Front L subwoofer, Front R subwoofer, Rear R, Rear L, Rear Center