Overall home theater room design is an important consideration when planning your home theater layout.
You want the majority - ideally all - of your friends and family to be able to fully enjoy the home
cinema experience. That means you'll want your video display of choice to be centrally located and your
surround "soundfield" to be deployed so that there is a wide availability of seating positions that
have a good view of the screen, can hear the audio tracks clearly and allow surround effects to
move uniformly around the room.
If you are planning a dedicated room such goals may naturally be
more easy to accomplish than if you are incorporating home theater equipment into an existing
living or family room.