This is my first post for months, I've been away from the HTF for a while but it's good to be back, not sure if anybody will remember me. Anyway... The one thing about HT, particularly with my setup, that still baffles me is the pros and cons of using a center speaker, even more confusing viewing in the sweet spot. I understand the main purpose of a center to improve off-center listening, introduced in cinemas for that particular purpose correct? No, I view 90% from the sweet spot in my room, and here's my predicament, I can't decide which sounds better. I do have quite a good ear, being intrested in audio for a while now but it just sounds different, not better/worse. The center is situated on top of the telly, there's a big disadvantage for having a center, although it is isolated quite well. So I know from the off, most center speakers are at a major disadvantage buy their placement alone. I have also heard negative affects occur from mixing the center info into the mains, true? What I would like is those more knowlegable than me to give me a little technical info, giving the pros/cons of what sounds better, and why. Rarely I sit off center so I will definitely use the center then, I'm just a little confused about sweet-spot listening. Many Thanks Dom.