Here's my situation folks... I've just built a custom home and thought I'd prepared fairly well for HT. The living room has a big built-in entertainment center about 9'H & 9'W. It's divided into 3 sections: a large center one for the video, with much narrower sections on each side, about 14" W and 5" tall - with moveable shelves. I was planning to put the speakers on the shelves, but now I'm reading this will degrade the sound. It's not possible to put the L-R speakers on either side of the built-in. I could put speakers on top, but at 9ft high they'd be way up there, and it wouldn't look as good. Does anyone have related experience I could learn from?