Hi everyone! I bought a new HT system a few weeks ago - I wish I knew about this great forum before then ... I would have had a little more confidence in the product I ended up getting Anyway I got a Sony HT-DVDPACK2 (http://shop.store.yahoo.com/coshoppe...htdvdpach.html) at what I think was a good price and I am really happy with it so far. I have read the Dolby Guide to Home Theatre Sound (which I found by looking through old posts on this forum ) which indicate that the best position to put the surround speakers is pretty much to the left and right of the main viewing position. It also takes about the speakers being about 2-3 feet above the viewing position. In this document they didn't talk too much else about placement, but my receiver manual recommends setting them at about the same distance from the main viewing position as to the front speakers. My receiver manual doesn't mention too much about preferred height of the speakers. I was wondering if this is the common set-up used by the community out there, and what your experiences with surround speaker placement have been. Thanks for giving me the forum to voice such a question - and based on the other threads thanks in advance for the great responses Mark ps. I will play around with the placements anyway and see what sounds best for me ... or as we say in Australia "Suck it and See" ... but it is nice to get this information to start off with.