I am about to spark another debate, and that is that in most instances a home theater will sound fuller, deeper and more realistic WITHOUT a center channel. Unless you are sitting way off axis. I have been doing some extensive testing with and without a center, I find with a center channel that the voices sound like they're coming from "inside" the speaker as well as above the tv, never from the actors mouths. Without the center, providing your speakers can image relatively well, the voice sounds like it's coming from the actors mouth right on the screen. Also, the whole sound stage is bigger and the stereo effect sounds great whereas with center speakers, too much comes from the center speaker which makes the sound stage a lot smaller. Now, I can no longer localize the dialogue to one speaker, which has drove me nuts for years!!! I just want to make sure that people are aware that no center speaker is a viable option that should be explored. What ever happened to the stereo image of two main speakers??? Another thing, I was able to create the best image once I moved the speakers about a foot and a half to the sides of my tv and angled them in a bit, I think the added air between the speaker and the tv allowed for a better image. At any rate, give it a try!