These are all real great points to make and it would be nice to be able to put those solutions into play when building and designing a dedicated theater. However, when working within a budget, one must decide how to balance the whole picture. In a complete remodel, there is more than just the Electronic side of things that has to be figured into the budget. There are interior designer fees, carpentry/contractor fees, electrician and other trades as well as all the paint, carpet, and materials that together add up fast and take a good portion of the clients budget. It is out job as custom installers to be able to offer the best we can in the electronics side as well as take into consideration the other trades and put it all together to work inside the clients budget. If the budget were higher than maybe we could provide auto masking, or even upgrade the rack equipment. maybe we could go with a better screen if we were able to just a little bit more in budget money, however we sometimes still have to do our best with what we are given. In the end, what the client gets is a great dedicated home theater that they asked for. There is always something that can be done better or a better piece of equipment, but as CEDIA certified installers and custom integrators, is it not our duty to provide the client with the best we can while staying focused on the client's needs, requests, and budgets? That is exactly what these installers and companies all did, I imagine, and the proof is the awards that they won.