Originally Posted by G-Bull
Hello, a suggestion:
Swap the receiver and the center channel. The center channel should sound better closer to ear-level ... having it down by the floor and that far away from the TV will only separate the voices from the video.
Hi, and thanks for the comment!
I actually did move the center channel back up to the top of the entertainment center. The speaker has an angled corner, so when I had it lower in the previous setup, it was angled close to our listening position. However, I liked it better at ear-level for sound and aesthetic reasons. Also, I've moved the receiver to the left "open section" where the PS3 (or the Wii as the pictures show) used to be. I'll try to get some updated pictures soon.
The PS3 is now located in the enclosed compartment below the Xbox 360, and yes, I am going to address the heat issue. I have the gateway for our U-verse internet in that compartment as well, and they both generate quite a bit of heat when on. For now, I've been keeping the door open while the PS3 is in use. After a while, the PS3's internal fan will kick on, and that sucker is LOUD. I'm planning on installing one or two PC cooling fans in the back of the compartment to pull out all of the heat that's generated.
On a side note, I've been considering selling the PS3 and replacing it with a new Slim model. If I could sell my 40G for $200+, then I think it would be a good investment. Storage capacity isn't an issue, but the extra space would be nice (yes, I know I can easily upgrade the HDD fairly inexpensively). The main reasons to upgrade would be the manufacturer's warranty, increased power efficiency, and larger HDD. Also, I've started to like the look of the Slims more (but aesthetics aren't a solid reason for me to upgrade).