This is a pic of the living room....I'll be installing my new TV tonight above the fireplace. Sure does open the room up when set up like this. Before I had a 52" rear projection :D
Couch is about 10 feet away from front of fireplace. I plan on toe the right side in a tad more. I just couldn't because the cabinet isn't pushed all the way back. Should I push the couch back for more space? Do the speaker positions look alright?
I tried my AVR in Phantom mode - my wife LOVED it. I thought it sounded better but had some concerns - voice dialog tended to be real soft....background noise and explosions, etc tended to be real loud.