The VIP211K receiver isn't compatible with monoprice HDMI extender, the one that uses 2 CatX cables and isn't powered. I'm going to attempt running a 25' HDMI along with composite and audio cables across the ceiling. You can see from one of the photos that it tries to work, but screen keeps going black... on and off. I have my theories about whats up, but it doesn't matter at this point.
***Added Kenwood head unit (BT, CD, Aux w/remote) it features subwoofer control with three pairs of high impedence RCA jack outputs
****4 channel Memphis amp (4.300)
****mono Memphis amp (1.250)
****2 farad capacitor (all on a board at the end of the panty cabinet
*****12" Memphis Subwoofer in an enclosure behind the recliners
****All 12ga oxygen free speaker wiring
****4 AWG to battery and ground
****8 AWG to amps via a distribution block with competition fuses and holders (inside the access panel)
****2 JL Audio 6x9 3-way (awesome by the way)
****4 zone speaker controller for the original outside speakers and the new...
****6.5" Polk Audio speakers in the bedroom and toy bay (2 pairs)
I didn't control the 6.9s they are wired as front on their own 2 channels; the other 2 channels are feeding the speaker controller then to the 2 zones. I probably should have went with a 2 channel amp.
The Memphis amps, by the way, don't inflate their ratings. For example a 300w Memphis puts out about 315w rms, while a 2000w Boss puts out about 330w rms before clipping begins. I sound like a Memphis ad... sorry.
The thing about the speaker controller is that it keeps a steady 4 ohms load for the amp no matter how many speaker zones are on or off. I was amazed at the quality of the contoller based on the price... 20 something dollars.
The 1.250 amp has a wired remote that allows you to easily control the subwoofer volume (the little thing with the blue light), a nice feature.
I lowered the TV on the wall so it is more suitable for watching from the recliners and added a cabinet above to hide wires but mainly for looks, although it has 2 shelves about 6" deep and 30" wide. I had the receiver there and hated the look.
Simple drawing of the 1/2" plywood backer I made to support the ceiling speakers. Hole to fit the speakers and split to be able to get it through the hole in the ceiling. I held each half in place with small screws through the ceiling paneling.