I have recently built an addtion on to my home with the intent of using one of the areas for a home theatre. It is not a home theatre per se, but it is a part of a great room that will be used for many purposes, not the least of which is to watch movies. I have googled up information The windows near the TV are set about 60" above the floor. I can send anyone the link to the floor plan if they desire. My dvd is a Sony SLV d360p. Because I have noticed a debate concerning the future of HD DVD I would like to use this player for a bit. I assume that I can replace it in the future with little trouble. TV is a Sony KDF E50A10. The receiver is an RCA STAV 3990, I would consider replacing this immediately if there is an inexpensive alternative. Otherwise I feel that I could replace it in the future as long as I have positioned the speakers property. I intend to purchase the following speakers for the front and rear channels, Audiosource IW8S and this for the center channel Audiosource ast220c I am also using an Optimus hts105sw Subwoofer. It is a powered sub. It is ok, but I am sure I should consider alternatives at this time. I am considering using 10ga speaker wire. I will have a seperate system for my music, so this set up is for Movies only. This construction thing is burning me out so I am looking for any advice from folks here. I would like suggestions on speaker placement, including the best height in the walls, where I could place the rears, and if the wire I have choosen is appropriate. If someone has some incredible equipment to steer me towards, I would really appreciate that. Please keep in mind that I don't want to set up a system that cost more than my house. A few hundred dollars, give or take, is the range I am looking in. I have browsed the forums and there is a ton of information here that will assist me, but if anyone would like to give me specific advice I am all eyes. Please tell me if I have violated any rules with this first post. I have read the rules and believe I understand both the letter and the spirit of them. Thanks in advance.