Recently, one of my clients had a bit of bad luck - his property was struck by lightning. You might think that's uncommon, but it was the second time in 3 years his house had been hit. Last time, the only damage was to the windows and satellite dish next to the tree that exploded.
The latest home theater trend is 2.35:1 constant-height display systems (provided, of course, that you ignore 1080p, 250,000:1 contrast ratios, HDMI 1.3a, Deep Color, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby TrueHD, Blu-ray Disc, HD DVD, multi-terabyte media servers, and PS3).
Much of my work as owner of Experience AV in Montrose, Colorado, is in the strange world of spec homes - and in this market, a developer with a little foresight is the best friend a custom installer can have.
So you finally bought that shiny new front projector. The choices for watching your first movie with it are simple: either unpack it, set it on the box, and use the wall for a screen or skip the instant gratification and be shocked by how incredible the image can look from a properly installed projector.