I am now reading threads about this and am finding out that this practice is discouraged and now so am I. I was planning to buy Paradigm Titans as my fronts, possibly tomorrow, but will hold off until I get some feedback from here. Our RPTV will be going into an entertainment center and the WAF demands that as many speakers be "hidden" as possible (towers, NO!!!). I was planning on putting them behind the kick-out panels to achieve her highness's wishes. Once I read this, I went looking elsewhere and found that both Axioms and Rockets are rear-ported as well. Do I really have to ditch the Titans idea? I am looking for a full 5.1 set up that will include decent fronts for music for under $1,000. What are my options/your learned recommendations?