Thanks for all your comments! It's nice to have completed, but now I just need to complete all of the automation down there to match the rest of the house.
John- The three TV's serve a few purposes...
1). Watch multiple US football games (no, not REAL football, I have to remember where I'm posting!).
2). While using middle big screen TV to surf through my HTPC or playing Xbox, I can watch TV on one of the other TVs.
3). I have cameras around the perimeter of my house, when motion is detected outside, the right TV will power on (if off), and turn the channel to the modulated feed of the camera nearest the motion. Likewise, if someone rings the doorbell, it will pop up with the porch camera on the screen.
4). <future idea> HTPC will feed all TV's and will be configured for multiple screens. The side TVs can play a movie intro or such. Just starting to think about it.
5). Stock tickers muted, news muted while I watch something on the main screen.
But, I think the true reason, is I probably went overboard.
Drbob- Thanks! The basement has ceiling diffusers, but I usually keep them closed as the fireplace heats everything up in about 5 minutes! It's non-vented, but I still didn't realize it would be able to heat the whole area! I'm not sure if the pics have them shown anywhere, but there are two cold air returns as well.
It took about 4 months on and off with our contractors. The cost is such a variable in different locations, it probably won't help, but not including the furnishings and electronics, the total cost was under 45k. That includes even the bilco door installation and the custom wood work (bar, entertainment center, cabinets, stairs, etc).