will be constructing a dedicated home theater in the basement. Question is the basement will be "radiant heat" flooring system (heated pipes in the floor). I've spoken to some builders who say a layer of carpet will not really affect the heating of the room but I also want to add a carpet pad in the room to help with the acoustics which they say may insulate the floor too much!! Hence the possibility of me freezing my ass off while watching a movie Anyone have a floor like this?? Any problems with the heating?? Also there are no windows in the room so I would like to cover the walls with the same material you see in the new paramount theaters (those square yard fabric covered boards) Anybody know what or where I can get this stuff? Any advice or tips would be appreciated? P.S. Room is 26X16 with 9' walls. Would this be a "comfortable" size or should it be smaller, any rules to dimensions for a room to make better sound? My equipment will have no problem filling the room with sound, just wondering if there is a ratio for room size for ideal sound!