A friend of mine is purchasing a new home. She has asked me to help her design a home theater for the family and entertainment rooms in her new home. The family room is 21'x 24' with a vaulted ceiling and a built in entertainment center (I don't have the measurements for the entertainment center yet). The entertainment room is also 21'x 24'. It has a wood burning fireplace which she will use a lot. The room is open on both sides so the only decent wall for video is the wall opposite the fireplace. The family room will be for occasional satellite and DVD viewing. I am thinking that a RPTV that fits in the entertainment center (she has owned and likes the pioneer elite), a/v receiver or separates, DVD player, DVR, and good speakers would be perfect for this room. The entertainment room I would like to make into a media room of sorts. She loves basketball and watches her team religiously. I want to put an LCD projector/screen and plasma monitor in this room side by side if it is at all possible and depending how it will look aesthetically or 2 plasmas, one large one a bit smaller. The other list of items I would like to add to this room is: 1.Two HD satellite receivers, DVR for both (I understand that HD receivers with built in DVR are not available yet so maybe one HD with external DVR for now and a non-HD Sat/TiVo combo.) 2.Progressive scan DVD player with SACD (DVD-A also if there is a decent player that does both) 3.Pre/Pro and Amp with zone capability for the other rooms in the lower level. 4.Front/Center/Surround speakers. (B&W possibly) 5.An easy to operate remote control with macros to accomplish any viewing/listening combination. Touch screen and non-technical. 6.No theater style seating. She wants to be able to enjoy a fire and a movie/game at the same time. 7.Anything else I may be forgetting. The budget for all this needs to be in the $40,000-50,000 range with installation (I will not be the one drilling holes in her new home’s walls.) She is very frugal, and while she is not very technical she knows what she wants and will definitely shop for the best price. I thought it would be fun setting up a home theater for someone but I am a little nervous. I would like recommendations on what equipment I should consider for this project. Once I get a broad idea of the equipment I will narrow it down, hunt for best prices then look for an installer. If you know of a reliable installer the Oak Brook, IL or West Suburbs of Chicago it would help a lot. I have been reading this forum for a couple of years now and have built a decent home theater of my own using the information found here. This is a little more involved than what I have done in the past. Thanks in advance for any help/suggestions you can offer.