I'm currently setting up a home theater system in my house with a projector, motorized screen, apple TV, shawbox, and a 5.1 surround system (which may turn into a 7.1 later). Everything *will eventually* be automated through various manual switches, IOS device if I can figure that out, or a touchpanel that I already have controlling the shawbox, projector, and screen relays for up/down and stop limits... Later on lighting may be integrated with this entire system, but I need to get the rest working first. When it is finished, I will post a video of it. Right now it's slow going though because I am trying to hold off on spending all my money at once, and at various times I get opportunities for good deals on stuff. Just a screen I'm looking at (a larger one for the projector) is about $2000. Good quality speakers are obviously expensive too, and I already got a good deal so far on some 10" subs that I can add into this home project. It is a large room though, so added bass will give a really good enveloped feeling of rumbling if you're watching an action movie. :)
Because I'm putting in Crestron stuff though, it's a little over my budget to just go out and buy this stuff at market price lol. I'd be maybe a couple hundred thousand in debt if I went on a spending spree. It's usually commercial grade stuff for that reason... I have a video of the system in progress, but it's nothing spectacular just yet. It would be cool if I could control it with my Surface too, but I've already got lots of work to do as it stands, so that won't be for a while (since I'm doing this all on my own and on whatever spare time I have left).