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Be aware that the big question with the projector location will remain.
Nobody is future-proofed, when it comes to video, with Cat-6 cabling. The best long distance solution seems to be the fiber optical HDMI cables rated for 18Gb/s. But, those will eventually be outdated and 48Gb/s rated cables will start to come along as HDMI 2.1 matures. So, we already have cabling which has planned obsolescence. Make sure you can replace or add a new video cable to any long distance video run location. I do fully expect, at some point, a video over cat solution to come into existence, but right now, they are all using some sort of compression from what I understand with True 4K material.
Otherwise, the ideas all seem solid. Make sure you are following best practices with speaker wiring.
Coax isn't a bad thing to run behind TV locations if cable boxes are still planned to be used or may be used at some point. They like being wired to coax, but many are now wireless.
Don't forget power outlets at proper TV heights at all TV locations. Don't forget a pathway from TVs to where equipment will be in any stand alone room locations. Sometimes the TV is over the fireplace and you definitely want conduit over to where the cable box or game system will be located.
When walls are open, think as much outside of the box as you can. Garage speakers? Back yard speakers? Front yard speakers? etc. It's relatively cheap to just 'wire' everything now, and then you can use, or not use it as the years go on.
Anything you leave buried behind a wall (or ceiling), take photos of like crazy, then take some more. I generally take 100+ images before drywall, and I often wish I had take 200 pictures.
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