Great advice !! thank you!
One thing I am struggling with is understanding the true cost of soundproofing relative to it's real world value to me.
I don't even know if I understand how much clips and channel and GG will cost me yet. I'm trying to work through all this stuff now- as you can tell.
Ted can answer the cost questions for you. I think once you have a better idea of overall cost, the other decisions will become easier.
Let me ask you this. Since you already have a pretty nice setup in your bedroom, have you found yourself wishing that room was soundproof? Do outside noises disturb you during movies? Do your neighbors consider you a menace? Will the location of your new theater be better or worse in regards to noise impact? Perhaps your current setup/experiences can help answer some of the questions you have regarding real world value.