I'm going shopping with my brother tomorrow and we'll be checking out a few B&M places in the No VA/DC metro area (Best Buy, Circuit City, Myer-Emco, Audio Graffiti) looking for a home theater system receiver + speaker setup. His room is about 15' length x 12' width with one side opened fully to another room. Surrounds will probably be mounted on the rear wall where his main listening couch will be. I would think the less obtrusive/smaller speaker set would work best in the location. He currently uses a pair of large Technics tower mains...which aren't the greatest but go pretty low. I'm thinking he could just purchase a surround/center set, use the towers as mains set to large for sub/lfe until he could upgrade the mains and also get a subwoofer. This would save some $$$ for a better receiver. Any advice appreciated!