Valve has now made their HTC Vive Developer Edition Manual available for download from their site.
Download the HTC Vive Developer Edition Manual (PDF Format)
When reading the HTC Vive developer Edition manual it quickly becomes clear that HTC Vive owners are going to be more committed to their device than the average game player.
Installation will require installing the base-station devices in the ideal location as well as making enough room for you to walk around.
The manual helps to illustrate the problem in the before and after pictures below:
...before HTC Vive installation...
...and after HTC Vive installation...
This seems perhaps worse than attempting a 5.1 surround sound install.
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