Here is a drawing of what my plans are for my home theater. As of right now the room exists (drywalled in and painted, but repainting for HT), the wiring is in the walls for 7.1 Surround Sound, the blackout shades are installed, and the carpet is installed. The seats shown in the picture are purely for illustration purposes. I suspect the HT seating I get will be a little smaller than the large recliners shown. The 3 seats in the back are a row of three airline seats and will be installed on a riser. (Mostly they are there for an interesting look. Seating will generally be only on the front row, although there may be exceptions.) Projector will be ceiling mounted. I'm currently considering the BenQ8700+, but am open to suggestions. I think we're going to start painting the room this weekend, and I'm going to start building my screen sometime in the next few weeks. I'm going to wait to buy the projector until I'm ready to use it (and until I'm ready to lay out the $$...), probably around February or so. So... goal is theater finished with all except projector by end of 2004, and completed theater in early 2005. Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated now so that I can avoid painful lessons others have learned.