I can't believe it's almost the fourth anniversary of the start of this thread!
I'm still pleased with most of my choices and I love the look and sound;
I don't miss not having 3D and I'm very happy with the projector/lens and curved screen.
I would go for an iPhone/iPad based remote now instead of the niles but this is just a sign of how rapidly some things change.
I was scared to get into hometheater computers at first as it had been so long since I had built a computer I thought the learning curve was too steep but I could have saved a fair amount of money and frustration if I'd just gone strait to a HTPC/media server.
The 11.1 surround sound plan has always seemed a little gimmicky to me so I don't regret not having ran more wire (though that could change after I hear it at Zulu's
My only real wish is that I would actually spend more time using it!
See you Saturday. Maybe it will lead to a road trip and informal theatre meet!
I look forward to it, It's too bad the Focal 1038be aren't in stock as at least from internet shopping they seem interesting to me.
All I can say is WOW! What a beast of a hometheater and a labor of love. I tip my hat to you!
Thanks kweisen; It was a lot of fun to build and I'm very pleased with the results