Thanks for the posts as always guys
I'll PM you (Ryan) about that receiver I'm always interested in a deal
I'm not to worried about sound so far but I also haven't heard everything hooked up yet and I have some serious equipment downstairs so I might have not put enough into it (on the other hand I don't stay up all hours of the night anymore either and my wife and I usually are in bed around the same time so until I have kids and they become teenagers I may not have an issue)
Some updates from today.
The Blue LED's are installed but I forgot to take pics, The subs in the riser are installed and the carpet has been delivered. I'm hoping I can line up the carpet installers for this weekend and get that piece of the puzzle finished off. I hope to start work on the rack area tomorrow but I still don't have the damn AV rack which I really wanted before I go to crazy building forms downstairs to house the unit (no idea where it is but I hope to see it tomorrow or Monday)
Chris from Connect AV stopped by today and we finally set up the LCD which was good so that is one more thing checked off the list. He sadly didn't have the new distribution panel so no internet yet at home (still typing this from my old house across town).
Here are the pics from todays progress. One thing to note is that I actually made an error I didn't even think about until we set the TV and that was that I originally planned for a 42" and then bought the 46" this caused some problems and as such I'm going to have to have a welder friend of mine make an extension to the PDR mount so I have more then 2 bolts holding the TV in place. It should have 4 but I could only fit 2 due to the increase in size (unless I wanted to cover up 1/2 of my center channel which I didn't). I'm still confident in the strength of the PDR mount even with 2 though and I've decided to leave it as is until I get the new piece made and then I'll take it down and put it back up with extra 2 bolts in place giving it even more support
Right now I just don't swing it wildly around but pull it out gently as it's not as supported as I'd like but it is still safe.
Taking the stuff out of the boxes at last (you may notice the proficient Sub is installed now as well we did that before putting the LCD up
Chris mounting bracket to studs and 1" plywood sheet.
After Chris and I lifted the unit into place he checks to ensure there are no issues with the mount and measures out the cables needed.
My picture of the cable management didn't turn out so good sadly but the PDR mount actually is very slick how its set up it is a very clean install. I'll try to get a picture of that later this weekend.
A pic of the unit in action (pitch black via the XA1 downstairs 30' away through the conduit)
Hopefully more to follow soon as my weekend whirlwind "fix it up" session continues. (I had the spa jaccuzzi, toilet and water softener all fixed today as well as some cabinet issues so I'm doing just as much construction management at home as I do at work this weekend).