I've read a few threads about whether to use 1 rear centre or 2 rears. I've come to the conclusion that the overwhelming majority of you fine people say to go with 2. Logically, this makes more sense......more sound is better. This is where I'm trying to learn a bit more. I've just started playing HT a few months ago. I bought my stuff, set it up, and I've pretty much let it sit there. Nothing fancy yet - just running everything off a Yamaha RX-V1000 receiver. It has 6.1 capabilities. Could I splice 2 rear speakers together and put them into the receiver to get the 6.1? This is where I'm trying to learn a bit more. I understand that I need an external amp. (that's something else I know nothing about, but I'll save that for another post). Any help on how to set this whole thang up would be awesome. I'm actually hoping to use my current surround speakers and stands as the rear speakers, and get wall mounted surrounds in their place. Sorry about the long post. Dave.