Right now it's a 27" tv and a HT in a box. He will upgrade when he has money. I was thinking about running flat speaker wire up inside the HT front wall, out at the top, and along the ceiling, where he will have his little HTiB speakers hanging from brackets. We bought brackets $28 and flat 16g (is this ok?) wire today ($1/ft) I'm a little concerned about when he upgrades and what is a common way to run spkr wire that is in the ceiling down to speakers on stands? His room is about 20' x 14' (I'll have to measure to be sure) however because of where the stairs are, his couch will only be about 14' back from the front wall. I suggested that for a long term project he build a box "step" to put the couch on for theater seating behind his loveseat. He really liked this idea. Problems with the room ... slanted ceiling (it's a 4 level split condo), one wall is stairs up and down and a railing into the dining room below that runs the rest of the length of the room. The other wall has a long, large window. Where can he pick up the dark covers for the window that I've heard about on this board? and what is it called? Home depot? Revy/Rona? is there anything he can do (sonically) about the railing and open space to the dining room a half level below? (and the dining room ceiling is stepped (1/3 of it is the height of the theater room ceiling, the rest is shorter to acommodate the bedroom below. Will this do anything to his sound? cause some odd reflections? and is there something that can be done about it? that's most of my questions for now. I've got to get to bed so I can get up and help do stuff tomorrow... Thanks guys!!