I have been doing a lot of searching and reading around here and have tried searching for the answer. As of right now I basically have two questions (for now) 1) I am converting part of an unfinished basement into a HT. I am planning on running conduit for all my cables. Can you run both video and speaker cable in the same conduit and not have interference? I know that video cables (coax) is shielded and figured that this would not be problematic but wanted to know "from the experts" if I am on the right track. 2) My unfinished room is about 13x18x7'10" and most likely will be finished with a wood sub floor carpet and of course wall finishings. I have been reading about stages. How important are stages and are they worth the extra construction. Or is carpet over concrete sufficient? So you have an idea on what my home theater will consist of I have been eying the 61" JVC HD-ILA, Yamaha RX-V2600 and the SVS 7.1 system. Thanks in advance for your help.