Well I started to tear down my system downstairs so we can start building a 'real' HT media room. Sorry, I totally forgot to take some 'before' pictures before I started taking it apart. Basically what I had was an unfinished room, but lined it with black material like what you would use for speaker cloth. My high-tech screen for the projector was blackout cloth taped, yes taped, to the wall. There is nothing like seeing waves in the fabric as a show would pan across a scene. :lol: It's been great while it lasted and it certainly was cheap! The new room will be fully enclosed! I plan to put in stadium seating, equipment closet, remote controlled lighting, a nice front valence and curtains around the screen (maybe motorized), and I already built a new screen for the pj. I will add insulation in the ceiling and walls to help with keeping it quiet in the rest of the house. Although there will be an IB that will probably negate the whole insulation sound deading stuff!! The only bit of a downfall I'm not sure how it will play out is having to put in a drop ceiling. I really don't have a choice. The best part about it is that I have a buddy that's going to sell me everything I need, tiles, rails, hangers, the whole nine yards to do both rooms for $100!!!! Can't beat that with a stick! He also has lighting, wiring, and electrical boxes for cheap too. I will also have a separate room I'm finishing and will call that the lobby area. I'll put up movie stuff in there, probably put in a mini fridge, and a counter with a microwave to start out with. Who knows whatelse. I will have help doing most of it, and then I'll have Home Depot do the carpeting. Hopefully it will be fun! Best of all I won't have a ton of cash into it. I will post pics as we proceed. First up, framing.