Originally Posted by Ragnrok23
Thank you both!! after re-measuring the room, it looks like the TV can go against the back wall, and I will look into buying 3 level 3 centers for LCR, and the AIM angled for surround
If you are moving the TV you should also consider the rectangular hidef in wall speakers as surrounds. If you have a wall on each side that is actually a better solution than the ceiling speakers. Either 6.5 or 8" will work fine as surrounds. I had the 6.5s as side surrounds in my previous house.
Ceiling speakers aren't optimal height wise and while the angled ones are better than speakers that fire straight down but... Speakers in the walls at the correct height give better positioning. That being said my wife much prefers that I put holes/speakers in the ceilings (where nobody even notices them) over putting them in the walls...
Then if you decide to go with a 7.1 setup in the future you can add the AIM speakers as your rear surrounds. The rear surrounds are actually less critical than the side surrounds (most content is 5.1 and uses side surrounds). I actually have this backwards in my room because it has 3 walls so I have level 2 bookshelf speakers on the rear wall with the AIM speakers for side speakers (but hey what can you do and it still works well).
HTD will also give you advise about this if you draw up and send them plans.
I always get excellent support from them when I call. Sometime when I am in the Dallas area I will have to stop in and say hello to them.
I have 2 full sets of speakers from them including a 9.2 setup in the theater room with a combination of older style level 3 tower/mains (dome tweeters) and level 2 towers as wides with level 2 bookshelfs as rear surrounds and AIMs as side surrounds.
The living room is setup with smaller speakers has level 2 centers as mains, a flat panel as the center (which actually works VERY well), AIMs as surrounds. Then there are the outdoor speakers, etc. I am a little crazy with speakers.