You could consider making a floorstanding cabinet for the PJ that sits between the front row seats. You could even enclose/hide the PJ for extra effect. You can get 100" + screen from about 10' back these days.
PJ fan is almost silent - just ensure adequate ventilation in your design.
With your design, have you considered hiding your speakers behind the screen? With a perforated PJ screen you could have an even larger screen size in the same space... and it would be much like being in a cinema.
Another thing to consider: position your center and front side speakers at about the same height - as close to the primary listener's ear height as is practical.
I hear what you are sayin'! Thank you for the link! I would love to have the drop down screen as an option covering the plasma.. Budget wise, I don't think I can do both. Thank you for the audio tip as well.
So many good ideas, so little budget. Trying to sort through all the many options.
same here, things slowed down a bit but are moving again now. Was able to get some friends to come by and help rough in the pipes for a bathroom, sink, and will be doing the wet bar plumbing this week. After that, just need to run cable and then I have the drywall.
This may end up being a 3-4yr project.... Yes, I am still working on roughing the electrical. An hour here, two hours there. I haven't had much time to work on my own home since I've recently taken my electrical business on full-time.