I will have a room roughly 18x12x7 in size. Right now, the floor is cement, the walls are drywall, the ceiling is a drop ceiling. I plan to install a floating floor (with help from my dad, who did construction for 35 years). My placement question is whether I should place the front along the long wall or short wall. The long wall would give me more flexibility for speaker placement re: stereo imaging. However, the seating area would probably be right against the rear wall. I have a 32" WEGA nonHD, a 5.1 standmount setup (no desire to add speakers). Is the stereo imaging more important than the rears being set back from the seating area? Audio, including M/C hi-res, is of paramount importance. As for the room, I'd like to put up a double row of staggered studs with some form of soundproofing inside a layer of drywall. I got the idea in the latest issue of Ultimate Audio Video (stereophile). It looked simple, not too costly and fairly efficient. I'm looking for ideas about this as well as what to do with the drop ceiling (I want to keep the drop ceiling, but I'd like to add some soundproofing). I've read a few threads about soundproofing but they seem to lead to something out of my budget (though it could be I'm simply unfamiliar with the costs of these materials). I know that there are a number of ways to make this room soundproof (probably as many as there are audio "tweaks" out there--though grounded more in reality than some of those). I'm not looking to create a recording studio (though that would be nice), just a way to diminish the volume that will invariably run through the house when I plop in the LOTR trilogy. Until this week, I thought I'd have to make do with a multipurpose room, so anything I can accomplish here would be great. Thanks for helping a newbie (in construction, anyway) out.