Ceiling turned out fine. I don't think you can tell but maybe, if you look real, real close you may be able to tell something went on up there. Projector flush mounted thru the plaster and into the 1/2" peice of wood. It isn't going anywhere. Port savers on order though with the current setup I think I need them more in the receiver than into the projector. One blind at least needs to be replaced. It's orange and lights up too much. Need to find the right black out blind. Might give this
The Ikea Lack bench is perfect for beneath the screen. The equpiment fits nicely though it does light in up bright scens. I can live with it. It would have been nicer to have the equipment at the back of room, build into the side wall, or even in a different room but budget didn't allow for it.
Getting a black projector was key. While it's in the periphery when sitting behind it it doesn't stand out like a white or other light colour would have.
All in all, it was a long 10 weeks but the wait was worth it.
Looking forward to Sunday Ticket NFL action. None of my buddies have seen the new room and setup. One doesn't even know I've made changes. I kept it quiet and hung out at his place over the summer rather than have him over to mine.
Thanks to all for the help, assistance, encouragement, etc.