I know you guys are probably tired of reading placement threads, and I normally wouldn't ask for placement advice (I supressed myself over my last HT room), but this is a much more difficult situation. Take a look at the layout of the room and you'll soon see what I'm talking about: I have a Harman Kardon AVR-525, so I want to take advantage of all 7 channels, but that would further complicate matters... if a 7.1 setup wouldn't work well in the room, I guess I could drop the idea. Here are the potential setup's I devised so far: Setup 1: It appears that the rear surrounds are overlapping the couch, but they aren't scaled to actual size, plus I would most likely mount them above the listener on the wall. Is this too close though? It would look pretty bad if I moved the couch up even a foot, so it's difficult to have it ideal... Setup 2: (center not shown, but would be on top tv) In this setup, I would angel the front speakers towards the sweet spot Which setup do you guys think would be preferable, and how should I setup the rear surrounds? Also, I'm thinking of moving the Subwoofer to the top left corner simply b/c I heard from someone on these forums say that the sub sounds tighter placed on the outside corner walls (walls that separate the outside from the inside of the house) rather than the inside corner walls (interior walls). What are your thoughts on this? Any critiques, suggestions and advice would be appreciated!