Hi guys...great looking site! Apologies up front for the long email I just have so much on my mind with this! I recently built a new home and had the basement finished and pre-wired for a 7.1 theater with a projector. I've been researching equipment for this theater and really need some advice on the speakers. I'd like to use in-wall speakers for the LCR and in-ceiling for surrounds and rear surrounds. I have a Sonance system installed upstairs in the living room with 623 series speakers and an in-wall sub. I'm not happy with the sub at all, but the other 5 speakers are great. I'm just not sure Sonance is the best performance for the money. Due to that experience I think I'd like closed-back in-wall speakers in the theater. But maybe I don't really need them if I get higher quality speakers? The room is pretty big...19'x38'. I'm setting it up with the theater on one end and a bar on the other. I'm looking at about 25'x19' for the theater, but from a sound perspective it is open to the full 38' length. The projector mount area was wired to about 20' from the screen wall. I have a budget of about $5000 for all equipment. I'm pretty much decided on the Panasonic PT-AE4000u projector and should be able to get that for $2k so I have $3k left. I figure another $1k for a receiver. So $2k for speakers. 1. Is $2k for speakers even close to enough and what would you guys suggest based on this room size? 2. I've read several places to put your money in the LCR and save on the surrounds. Should they still be voice-matched or whatever if I do that? 3. Fortunately the room isn't wired for in-wall subs. But from researching on here it sounds like I may need more than one sub. Not sure how I would place and wire the second sub. The first will easily go on the side by the equipment cabinet. 4. I saw on here talk about DIY screens. Is this a good idea? Seems like an easy way to save almost $1k. 5. I've also read that the right color paint can be almost as good for the screen. Any truth in that? 6. Is 20' throw too much? I can probably pull the project forward a couple feet when I install or even build some sort of drop down projector "shelf" that looks nice and pull it forward even more if needed. 7. Any suggestions on the receiver? Currently I have a Denon 2309CI in the LR and was thinking along the same lines for the theater. I really don't need all that functionality, but do think I need power. I don't need any multi-room function or anything. Plus I'm just running a PS3 and DirecTV box through it so I don't need upscaling or 80 inputs or anything. Just pure, clean, power and reliability. 7. Any other random advice? Thanks so much guys!