Hi Folks, First off, this forum is absolutely incredible! I have been a lurker in this forum for some time now, and finally took small tentative steps to building my first HT. This is the (meager) equipment I have: - Sony Wega KV-36FS17 - Sony HT-5000D HTIB (I know, I know, I'm not proud I bought a HT in-a-box, but I didn't know about this forum then !!). The HTIB consists of the STR-DE445 receiver, DVP-C660 DVD Player, SS-V230 Front Speakers, SS-V230 Surround Speakers, and SA-WMS230 Subwoofer - Sony RM-AV3000 Universal Remote Commander® Remote Control - A very small apartment (20x20 living/dining area) - A huge wall of windows across from the TV (facing South, so I get close to 12 hours of glare every day!). I haven't calibrated the system yet, but my AVIA DVD is on its way! I can't wait for midnight tonight, when my wife will be sleeping and I will be up calibrating the other love of my life I just wanted to participate in this forum and share my excitement with you people... I need your advise on a couple of things, though! 1. How do I prevent/minimize TV glare? What kind of fabric/material can I install over my 12ft tall shades so they don't look ugly and don't interfere with the shade open/close mechanism? 2. What's the best HT/speaker placement you suggest for an L-shaped room? My current placement is in the graphic below, and I'm not too pleased with it. I am willing to change the layout (provided some of you guys in the LA area can help me out in moving the Wega monster at > 225 lbs!) Any and all suggestions are very highly appreciated! Thanks all!!