I'm having way too much fun with this I'm nowhere near done, but it'll be beautiful when I am! I just wanted to share some pics here, since I've spent a lot of time here on the forum learning stuff. Anyway, let me know what you think or if you have any suggestions! This is where the tv and the a/v equipment will reside. Backs right up to the storage area under the stairs, perfect for running all my cables through. TV is in place (off the wall a bit for the time being, but it's going back against the wall). Receiver, cablebox, and dvd are in place. Xbox is in the lower portion of the tower, behind a door. Cablebox and dvd are all wired up. I completely forget what I had hooked up where, so I'm gonna have to start from scratch and just test components as I go. Speakers aren't hooked up yet. This is the back of the audio pier. That black tube has about 15 different cables in it at the moment (really confused the WOW cable guy today). The rest of the cables will be wrapped as well. I came up with all this on my own, and I think it's pretty kickass. The black plug is the surge protector, which I ran behind the wall with everything else. That black tube houses all the power cables from all the components. Another black tube is gonna feed all the speaker and audio/video cables. Two of those black tubes will be the only things coming out of the wall when I'm done. This'll all get cleaned up in the end; kinda rough for now, but that's the surge protector mounted to the wall, and the black tube feeding all the power cables, as well as the cableTV coax. Speakerwire is all held in place by velcro strips, allowing me to adjust/add/remove cables and wiring as needed.