I'm thinking this would be a cheaper way (if money was tight) to jump up to a 7.1 system. I could easily buy stands for them so that they would be 2-3 feet above the listening position. If anyone does this do you use them as the rear surrounds or as the side surrounds? Also, is this even a good idea or should you go with smaller bookshelf type speakers for surrounds? One last one, in a 7.1 system how important is it that the 4 back speakers match each other? Whoooo, ok that is all I think.