Sorry to leave this absent for so long. I spent a lot of time unable to make any decisions and finally decided to contact a professional. They came back with a quote that seems reasonable for what we need, but it's a bit above what we wanted to spend. It's at $3500 and we wanted around $2000. Here are some items I thought we might be able to bring the cost down on and wanted some input. (Although I don't want to be rude in my nit-picking, but more on that later)
A quick summary of what we decided was to have an HDMI come from 1 TV on each side of the room and from the projector to a 3 HDMI panel on the back wall and speakers in the drop ceiling that will connect to the same wall plate with a 3.5mm connection. Then the user presenting would just plug their PC into what they wanted to show on. 99% of the time the projector would be used, but if they wanted to utilize all 3 displays there will be a 1X4 splitter available.
So here are the question items.
4 x Revel C283 speakers at $225 each. He suggested 1 in each quad of the room, but I'm wondering if we could just do 2, off-center in the room.
1 x Integra DTM 40.7 Receiver at $600. This also looks very nice, but seems a bit overkill for what I understand is audio only. Is there a more entry level receiver for half the cost? Like Sony, Yamaha, or Denon?
3 x Binary 50ft HDMI at $190 each. I searched around these forums and it seems like any "active" HDMI cable would do for 1/3 the price.
4 x 3ft HDMI at $36 each. Same as above, but am I being too cheap?
Anyway, if I were to make those changes we could save about $1000. Again, are these type of changes rude to ask? I assume the company will still make some money from the install (they wouldn't do it if they didn't I guess!)