Ok, the time for lurking is over. I've put in my time reading threads and have made the decision to put together my 1st HT. I've just bought a new house and have a room in the basement that I have decided to use for the HT. I currently have a 25" TV and cheap surround sound, but will be upgrading to a 45"-60" RPTV and a nicer sound system. The ceiling is white drop tiles and the room is currently wood paneled, although I plan on getting rid of that and sheetrocking it. Here's the layout, please let me know what you think for placement of components, size of tv, type of components, etc... Thanks!!! --Edited For some reason the pic doesn't always show up (it's only 3.5K), so if you can't see it, here's a link to the file . Thanks!