Thanks for the reply. So, what you're suggesting is to use option 2, or maybe even a little farther back? If I used a dipole speaker that was "pointing" directly forward, and direct forward, that it would cover both rows, no? Also, thanks for the Triad link. I really like the in ceiling speaker
As far as the other equipment, I've been reading SO much good stuff about the SVS subs that I think I'm going to try two SVS Subs in the front corners, with the MTS Towers
for the front left and rights, with their SCS-01 as my center channel. I have a planned a shelf above the screen, below the soffit, to angle the center speaker down to the listening area (thoughts)? SVS has surround speakers, but they are too big for the size of columns I want to hide them in. I may go with the Triad speakers? They look pretty good!
For the receiver? Probably a Denon or something like that (suggestions welcome). Not sure if I'll need separate amps, but can always add them in later if I get a receiver that's expandable.
Since I'm thinking about a 120 diag screen with the 1st row only about 11' back, I will probably need a decent pj. Maybe a JVC, or when I was at the audioholics trade show, I saw an Epson coming out in December that looked pretty good. Budget for the pj is probably around 8k (suggestions?)
Still al little confused about the speaker placement...but hopefully this thread will get me there.