Hello, I'm an extreme DIY doing a project and would love to have any input on cool, fun, smart ideas. I have a ~600sf bar room and I'd like to make it a fun place for 'movie night' and day/night 'game nights.' I'd love to do something smart-home ish, and I have a decent budget. So what's your dream-bar look like? I wanted one large TV for 'movie night' so I went with the 65" vt50 panasonic plasma. The salesman originally talked me into samsung's flagship but the glowing nametag was as annoying as the glow around the screen perimeter in dark scenes - so I returned it. The vt50 has lame software (they charge a lot for the tv but still display advertisements in the menu - ridiculous). For the blu-ray I'm thinking about the Oppo BDP-103. It looks like that's all I need - no receiver needed since I can hook the speakers directly to it and use just about anything for an input. Any suggestions here, should I still buy a receiver? For sound I need new front speakers. I have a big old center-channel Focal, a sunfire sub and two old PSB towers, then four Focals in the ceiling. (I used to have a projector hanging from the ceiling and speakers were set up around that system, but instead I'm going with the plasma tv for better full-time/daytime viewing). I want to replace the center channel and towers with either a pair of in-wall speakers and a bar (I have been using a samsung bar and don't care for the quality) or maybe some other creative solution - any ideas for this? Lastly, I just built an "IT closet" to keep all the devices/cables/etc. I have it next to the electrical panel and it would be nice to put as much 'stuff' there as possible. I think I need the Oppo near the TV in order to keep the cable runs to a realistic length but I'm open for ideas on how to put as much of it out of sight as possible. I have all 'ambient sound' speakers in the house in one place (laundry room but moving them to the closet soon) and I may just add a couple to the bar for when the TV is off. But it would be nice to tie it all in somehow if useful. The room is L-shaped with the TV in the center (near the corner). The TV is about 25' from where the TV will hang, and ceilings are all 8'. Thanks for any input - and I'll post pics as I move forward!