I have an update!
So we decided to have the original installer of the speaker and HDMI wires come back out and get this stuff installed, after sounding out the wires I thought a few were in the wrong place and would be a pain to handle by myself. Plus I wasn't too excited about doing the ceiling mount...price was right so leave it to the pro's. Of course they were busy right before Christmas, so here is the projector at the big party:
That's right, sitting in the basement.
So the day after Christmas the ball got rolling, and even though the wires were up in the ceiling there was some serious work with 2x4's and hanging to get everything mounted, definitely a two-person job with 10' ceilings. RS-56 with Chief mounts, 3" pipe, matching cabinet door (leftover from kitchen - lucky!) and a Panamax line conditioner:
Once we found the power line behind one of the wall sockets we had juice!
The speakers were a pain because almost every one needed a notch in a stud, but the screen went up pretty easy - I like the grey of the Firehawk G3.
The room has semi-dark walls, seems to work very well. So commence the spray-painting of speaker grills to wall color (seven for this room and four others). It just isn't a home project unless I'm up past 3:00 AM painting!
Of course we have windows in the back and an opening to the foyer on the left - the dining room lights reflect off of foyer mirrors onto the screen! But it's easy to flick off a few switches for true dark viewing. Game on!
[All productivity in the house has now stopped for viewing of Charter HD On-Demand and Vudu HDX blockbusters]