I've pulled down all of the crappy looking paneling in my living room (19'x17') and am getting ready to hang sheetrock. I need to make a decision on my rear speakers before I put up the walls and wire everything. I've decided on LSi9's and LSiC up front, but the wife wants the rear speakers on stands or in the wall. I'm thinking either LC65i in-walls or LSi7's on stands. Aesthetically I like the in-walls although I've heard they take a back seat in SQ compared to good floor/bookshelf speakers. But since the 7's would have to be on stands, 36 inches is about as high as I could get them off the floor which isn't quite optimal for HT from what I've read.
So, do I get the in-walls for better aesthetics and speaker location for surrounds, or do I get the 7's for possible better sound since I have a SACD player and would like to start using it some. I'll probably end up 80% movies & 20% music. I would love to listen to both and decide, but it just isn't possible in my area. Thanks for any opinions cause I'm driving myself crazy with this decision.