Hello everyone. Been awhile since I've been on, but my wife and I recently purchased a new home with a relatively unfinished basement. We'd planned on finishing it next year sometime, but had the opportunity to have someone come in and finish it for a lot less than we'd expected.....but he's starting NOW. So I went from a few ideas in my head to having to figure this out ASAP. Sorry for the length of this post, but have a lot to get off my chest.... My apologies for not attaching a picture into this thread, but I uploaded a PDF of the approximate layout of my area. It's basically an 18'X18' area with 9' ceilings and an opening on the right side of the room. Not ideal, but it is what it is. I'll try to take some pictures in case anyone has further questions. Trying to figure out what to do and where to go, and I'm really overwhelmed at this point because I have to make a LOT of decisions NOW. My first goal is to have a tray ceiling in the middle of the room that utilizes the fiber optic stars for a ceiling. I'm using a drop ceiling in my basement, so it might not work out. Also, I have a bunch of duct work on the right side of the room that's going to screw this up for having a large tray, but it will just be more of a rectangle from the front to back of the room, assuming it can be done. I currently have an old DLP 67" Samsung that is my basement TV. Next year my plan is to go with a 4k projector, and I'll need help on that, but that's another story. So, you enter the room from the lower point of my drawing and you'd be looking ahead to the far wall where the tv/screen will be. My first issue is the space that opens on the right....I have Polk FXi A6 surrounds that work best on a wall, so how do I hang one on a wall that doesn't exist? And if I can suspend it from the ceiling, which will look odd to begin with, how will it sound? In my old basement HT, I had a 9.2 surround system, with 2 front height speakers. I'd love to move to a 13.2 system with your typical 7.1 plus front height and four ceiling speakers for Atmos. Now I know there are no receivers out there that can power a 13-channel system (unless there have been udpates in the last month or two), but I'd like to wire it for that setup so I could do a 9.2.4. Thoughts? The next thing would be lighting. Imagine a fairly narrow rectangle in the middle of the room for the tray ceiling and the rest of the ceiling will be about 8 1/4'. What would anyone suggest in lighting? I'm going to have 5 lighted movie posters - probably 3 on the left, long wall, one on the right wall, and one on the back wall. Should I look at wall sconces, can lighting, etc. Thoughts again? Finally, what about soundproofing? I'm not building out the walls or anything like that, but what are thoughts on either drop ceiling tiles and/or something that looks stylish that I might be able to hang on the walls? I'm planning on running TONS of cables all over the place, so I think I'll be good there. Anything else that anyone can think of that I need to look at now before I really have to get into this? Sorry for the long post. Anything anyone can advise would be appreciated. Thanks! Dave.