Updated with PICS Hi all, im sure this is a repetitive post when someone asks complete strangers to select stuff for them based on very little information, but any assistance you could provide, I would greatly appreciate. Here is my basic rundown. I started building a house that my wife and I designed about 2 1/2 years ago, we included a theater room in the basement, its well insulated and has no windows. We are finally getting around to giving he HT room attention. the room is 21' L x 18' W x 8 1/2'H. I put in elevated seating, there is one row of chairs ground floor, then two steps and a stage type floor where the 2nd row of 4 seats sits, then the counter top/cabinets are behind them. The room is already wired for 7.1 or 7.2 (one sub in front and one at back. Im currently having my cabinet guy start my cabinets in about one week. All of my components will be in a center tower at the center of the back of the room including the projector. The projector will have to throw 19' to the front of the room, which seems to be problematic for most projectors, so just as a safeguard, I had an extra plug and power wired in at the standard 12' mark on the ceiling, but I really dont plan on using it at this point. I want to use inwall speakers, minus the subs of course. I think I have settled on a projector, I really like what the JVC d-ila 750 has to offer and I keep hoping for another price drop on it, but I will probably end up with it. I would like THX rated speakers and I believe that I will probably purchase JBL's of some sort, but I really dont know what size or models I need. I like the Yamaha receivers but dont know what model I need, but would like all of my sound stuff to be at least a low end THX rating. Is it better to have powered subs or run them off of the receiver? I dont want separate amps, just one setup. I have HD Direct TV plumbed into the room already with a box and will add dvd player and possibly Blu Ray. I already have my screen, I found a smoking deal on a demo from a company that went bankrupt, I have a Stewart Firehawk that is 123" with frame, its a permanent mount setup. Since all of my electronics will be in a wood cabinet tower, I need some sort of radio controlled remote, im installing lots of ventillation and two fans in the cabinet, so cooling will not be a problem, but IR will not work with the doors closed, so any advise would be appreciated. I have carpet (low shag) on the floor and half way up the walls for sound control and looks. I painted the recessed ceiling and upper walls a non-reflective deep red. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.