I've just completed a draft mental plan for my first home theater. I think I've done my homework well, but this is still uncharted territory. Please take a look at my plan and tell me if there are any problems you see. Thanks! Main Goal: Maximize A/V performance for movies and music, all at low price. Be portable to new house in a year. The Room: Usable space is 10'10"Wx15'L. Walls and ceiling are basically white. Floor is wood. There are 2 windows with mini-blinds. Speakers: Ascend/Hsu 5.1 system. 4x CBM-170, 1x CMT-340c, 1x Hsu VTF-3. This system seems a no-brainer from a price/performance standpoint. Yes, I want mind-rattling bass, so I've picked the VTF-3 over the VTF-2. Components: Denon AVR-3803 and DVD-1600. I will probably add a HDTV cable or satellite box in the future, but the primary focus now is DVD playback. I may build an HTPC in the future but am still undecided. I almost decided on a Panny RP82 or XP50, but they're getting harder to find and seem to have problems with post-warranty breakdown. Display: Panasonic PT-L300U on to Da-Lite Da-Snap 52"Hx92"W with High Power screen material. There's DVI in case I ever do add an HTPC. I'll get a black shelf for the projector and suspend it from ceiling hooks with wire. I'll mount the screen to a piece of wood (e.g. 2"x4") and suspend that from ceiling hooks with wire. The screen is going in front of a window. Seating: Four XL beanbags from beanbag.com on a charcoal area rug. I have a special liking for beanbags, and they're cheap and reconfigurable. Ambient Light Control: Cheap custom window plugs: a piece of plywood cut to my window size, with white paint on the outside face (minimizes heat), and white eggcrate foam glued to the inside (minimizes sound leakage, hides plywood).