Placement is vital when installing your projector screen. The center of the screen should be between 10 to 16 feet from the projection point (the location where you will be sitting). The perfect viewing distance for a 120-inch diagonal image is roughly 12 feet. Consider adding another pair of speakers to either side of the viewing area for a full surround sound experience for larger screens.
If your screen needs to be mounted low on the wall or you plan on using it above furniture such as couches or beds, we recommend that you go with a fixed frame/recessed projection design. This provides added stability and will allow you to push your screen to the wall, making it virtually unnoticeable.
If you need help finding out what projector screen will work best for your home theater, contact our product specialists! We have a wide selection of different screens and projectors available online.
Mounting Your Speaker(s)
Once you have installed your projector, the next step is to establish your speaker(s). Most speakers have threaded inserts on their backplates for easy installation. These inserts are designed specifically for drywall screws, so you should use these whenever possible.
The most important thing about mounting your speakers or any part of your entertainment system is ensuring it is secure. Using drywall screws is not always the best solution, as they can easily be torn out of the wall if too much pressure is applied. Look for anchors designed specifically for mounting TVs and speakers. One good option is toggle bolts, which have wings that expand behind the drywall or wood surface to provide a more secure hold.
Even though it seems like a good idea, be wary of mounting your speaker(s) directly to the wall. The vibration from the speakers can cause damage to drywall over time, making your installation more complicated in the future. It is best to leave at least an inch or two between your speaker and the wall.