My first post but I've spent hours reading and have learned a ton from everyone!! I have an A/V receiver (DD, DTS, etc.), the Sony sub that everyone seems to be talking about (haven't put the fill material in it yet), DVD player, monitor, and the rest of the standard movie/music gear. The only place that we can set up a viewing area is in our living room. I do have an office but it's only about 10x10 and houses my computer and filing cabinets. My wife is very picky about clutter and to her 6 speakers would be too much clutter. She told me the only way that she would be happy with a surround system is if I used in-wall and in-ceiling speakers (sub is okay). A friend of mine purchased audiosource in-walls and in-ceiling speakers that he was going to install but he got scared about cutting holes and they are still in the box. The mains are these: Audiosource IW8S Three-Way In-Wall Speakers 8 inch polypropylene woofer 2.5 inch midrange 1 inch dome swivel tweeter 100-watt power handling 28 Hz - 24 kHz frequency response 90 dB sensitivity 14.5 x 10.67 x 3.5 inches, 9 lbs. The surrounds are these: IC8S Ceiling Speakers 8 inch polypropylene woofer 1 inch center mounted swivel tweeter 100-watt power handling 28 Hz - 24 kHz frequency response 90 dB sensitivity 10.25 inches diameter x 4 inches, 7 lbs. He is willing to sell these to me for less than he paid. $130 for four of the mains and $40 for the surrounds. I understand that I'm not going to get sound near the same quality as speakers on stands that I can adjust. This is a compromise - my wife will let me spend the money as long as it doesn't interfere with her decorating. Plus I like how she has the house set up! Both the ceiling and the wall are insulted so I'm thinking that this should help the sound a bit. Is that right? I know nothing about the quality of these speakers, how would they compare to other in-walls (I've seen some that are MUCH more expensive)? If I do install these should I set the receiver cross over to 80 or 100? And to put this in perspective: After I get slammed for thinking about in-wall/ceiling speakers. Will the sound be an improvement over the two 2.5 inch speakers in my TV?