Thanks AVS forums I did alot of searching to help select a projectors, amp,dvd player, speakers, cables, and a whole bunch of setup questions. We love it and everyone that sees it is blown away. The 57 inch tv downstairs is now too small though
I have less than $3500 into it including the seating. I'll list my components with a short review and then add pics. Everything was bought new except for the refurbished DVD player.
22x23 ceiling vault goes from 6 feet to 10 feet. Image is projected at 137 inches diagnol pretty much 10 feet wide. Seating distance is about 16 feet.
Projector: Mitsubishi HD1000U
Great 720p projector for the $, no complaints, used mount direct mount. Does DVDs well and looks awesome with the OTA HD content
Amp: Panasonic Saxr57
Its a digital amp, had to pump up the bass a little, bought it mostly for the HDMI passthrough, Kinda wish I would have spent a few more $$ for an Onkyo
DVD: Sony DVP-ns75h
No complaints good little player good upconvert picture very cinema like
HD tuner: Voom tuner
I got it for free since it turns off when you switch to pbs??
Cables all from Monoprice, great stuff great prices.
Speakers: Paradigm CS series in walls.
The LCR are all cs160s and are painted wall color and the rears are bipolar 6 inch rounds in the ceiling, like a dummy I did not run two pairs to each speaker so I could of had a 7.1 effect. I was quite worried with the whole in wall thing but was pleasantly surprised with the sound quality it did require some tuning with the sub (necessity) but it sounds very good.
Sub: Bic H100
great sub for the $ It does very well. Plenty of Bass.
I have added an HD-A3 HD dvd player and have a PS3 on the way. I am loving HD stuff