I went ahead and got 2 RG-6 and 2 CAT-5e in each room all run to a central panel, so that part of the wiring should be good. I'm going in this weekend to wire a security system and two rooms for speakers (the "great" room downstairs and the "bonus" room, which is where I want to do FP, upstairs). Hopefully, I'll be able to get it all done! I thought about prewiring for whole house audio, but I think I'm going to be too limited on time and planning. Plus, when I think about it, even though I think it would be nice, it's probably not necessary for me in this house. The downstairs is very open and mainly just the"great" room separated by a half wall from the dining/kitchen area, so the sound should travel real well into that area. Upstairs, I'll have the main system in the "bonus" room (eventually...
), and probably just my shelf system in the bedroom. If I had to buy the equipment for all that, it would be expensive, but I have older gear that'll do for those purposes. Basically, there's a bunch of things that I think would be neat to do, but I just don't have the resources for it. Besides, I figure this is my first house, and eventually I'll get one that has everything I want
I'm really interesting in seeing the setups you guys have. I borrowed an Infocus LP340 from work overnight last summer, but due to that late summer sunset, projecting it on a wall from an interlaced dvd player, and super minimal calibration, I don't think I have a good idea of what DLP can do. What I do know is that I saw rainbows, which has made me somewhat wary of DLP, though apparently there have been great improvements in that area. I suppose I'm primarily interested in digital because of it's size (both in terms of my room and having just me to lug it around), relative ease of setup, and lack of burn in (I'm not sure that I'd watch much television on it, but I don't want to worry about ruining it!).