Ok, so i played around with things today and found a couple things out. First, if I stand off center the only time a shadow will be an issue is if I raise my hands. To get the kinect sensor to recognize me I had to get close enough that the top of my head hit was on the botton of the screen, but it won't be an issue for my son. If I could move my chairs back and find a way to bring the kinect sensor our farther into the room I would have no problems at all. So for not I think I can make it work by just standing off center. Let me know if you have any questions I didn't answer.