Okay, I've got the bug....Home Theater Fever....I have an attached 1 car garage (and a separate attached 2 car garage for wifey) that is 11x16 w/ 10 ceilings. Some basic starter ideas: Remove exising drywall, add soundproof insulation, do cabling and then what? Replace drywall? Use paneling? The garage door will be filled in with HOA compliant window and matching stucco, etc. The way the room is layed out, the 55" Hitachi RPTV has to go up against the newly window'd wall. Reason: door into room is on opposite wall. Right now there is the step down from the house to garage. Would you fill it in and if so, how? Wood floor? Vapor barrier with carpet. What about the ceiling? Right now, with conc floors and nothing it's an echo camber. My other existing equipment: Swan 5.2 fronts Swan C3 center SWan 2.1 rear Velodyne CHT100 All the media equipment will be purchased new. I have $5000 to spend on media and cabling, equipment rack, etc. and $5000 for the conversion and seating. We live in a pretty nice neighborhood (even though I am the black sheep of the area..hehe) so it's got to be done right. No ghetto HT's here. I would love eveyone's ideas about room construction and equipment. So far, I've got a complete Rotel stack spec'd out but what would you do? How about a little less expensive equipment and add it a projector? Ideas people....thanks in advance!!!