I spent quite a bit of time last night and this morning planning out how and where to mount the projector. I was concerned about getting it close enough for maximum light output but back far enough so that it was outside of the walk area between the rows of seating. I also was concerned about the height of the projector. After reading the manual a few times and after drawing the plans out, I was able to locate the proper location and height.
When I hung the drywall, I used a 5/8" piece of plywood for the first layer in the center of the area behind the soffit. This would be used for mounting the projector. I drilled a 4" hole in the ceiling and pulled the cabling down. I also installed an electrical box for the Powerbridge behind the soffit.
Here are a few photos:
I still need to touch up the ceiling, bolts, and paint the Powerbridge box, but I got the unit up and leveled.
I set it up roughly and decided it was time to install some temporary speakers in the room. I have a set of Polk SM 2600 bookshelves in that I used for the surrounds, and a set of Advent Heritage speakers for the L/R. The Polk Center was installed too. I did not hook up the 12" Polk sub because I didn't have a RG6 to RCA adapter. These will be in place temporarily until I procure some new speakers.
In addition, I installed my Yamaha receiver and Samsung Blu-Ray player in the equipment room. It was all too much...so we watched a movie. We popped a batch of popcorn, then pulled up some temporary chairs in the room. The Premiere was Gladiator! The movie was GREAT on the large screen! I need to get everything dialed in, but it was really, really good!
Initial video (James Brown - Live) with the lights on:
I also found out that Roman received the buttkickers on Friday and wil install and ship the chairs on Monday. They should be here on Wedensday or Thursday.
Tomorrow, I need to paint the door jambs and hang the doors, as well as build the panels for around the screen. It was a really good night!