I'd put that into serious consideration before the project begun.
I spent many days on Google to look for solutions just about 'Is it safe to lay Lcd or Plasma TV flat' and the results are mostly inconclusive or words with fear and no action suggested, rather than 'They say so & so'. As my first post stated I even went to CES couple of times and came out disappointed.
There's going to be a lot of discussions and explanations to be told.
That's reason I may start a new thread next time when I reveal the project and 'Benefit from combine TV and the curved screen' plus the experience and the positive responds I'm receiving.
About your other questions, the theater room use to be family room but my kids have grown up and left however if they come home for the week-end family gathering or sport events with their buddies. Now we all can be in one room like the old days and have choices to watch videos, photos and movies on TV or the ultra-wide. TV set is being used as preview or check out movies contents prior to turn the PJ on. By doing this I assume PJ lamp life can extend another 20%, particularly when someone wants to watch the extra features of the disc or CNN broadcast.
To me the Hollywood movies are meant to be shown on ultra wide screen, period.
Versatility is one goal that I want to start my HT from the very beginning and for the living room I leave for the visitors to have a quiet place to chat.
For someone if the living room is their only available area for video entertainment, imo my set up will save them in many ways.
FYI. The starlight is an import from Asia, it consists of 600 strands of fibre optic cables. That's another project some said should be done by pro and I had that finished by myself.
[IMG ALT=""]The crystal are the largest stars and also acts an decoration during the day time, so the ceiling will not look plain. It came with color wheels but I prefer the twinkle white now.
Its pretty bright in dark, I hope it can be dimmable but is great as the movies end.
Is there a thread for this topic already ? if not, where can I post it.