I've got a few updates, things are starting to take shape.
I got everything squared away with the Mid Atlantic RSH shelf for the new Cisco cable box I have, I sent them the box which they should have received yesterday and hopefully they can get a shelf made for me in not too much time.
The big update, the custom drapes I had made by a company called Today's Interiors
in AZ were finished and just installed early this afternoon! I can already tell this is going to make a rather dramatic different in my viewing ability in the day and early evening. The Da-Lite HP screen helped a ton, but in the early evening light would come through between the curtains and the wall causing thick lines of glare on the screen. In light scenes they would practically vanish but in dark it was so obvious and distracting it killed the experience. Outside of the performance, it makes a rather dramatic difference in the look of the room, I think for the better. The new drapes add a sleekness/uniformity and at the same time visually softens the look in my opinion.
As I posted earlier the Sound Anchor stand has been ordered and will hopefully ship out in the next couple weeks, that's about the final element left before I get into finishing the drywall, building the window cornice box, and paintwork. I also need to figure out a controller solution but I'll have to make do for now. Without further ado, Done Deal's Contemporary Living Room Theater... mid-build but still functional!