Thanks Jim for the help! I know my situation is not ideal..... The house corner is surrounded by wall studs so impossible/no room for any type of wall speaker either.
I'll be using our Pioneer Elite 60" plasma as our main TV and could consider the side speakers and bottom for my 3 surrounds, but I think I could probably get nicer quality sounding speakers by going up in the ceiling. I could use the lower speaker for the center channel and then ceiling for the primary fronts and surrounds.......Velodyne Subwoofer.
Sitting on my shelf collecting dust: Mark Levinson Pre-Amp, Carver Amp, Carver Tube CD player, Dahlquist DQ30i speakers. Awesome sound!
Oh, and what's with HDMI?!? I really share your frustrating! Those connectors never seem to be solid, can loosen up, fall off....just plain bad design! Need some type of latch to keep them securely in place.
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