Let me set the stage for you.
--New 40" LCD > New TV/ media stand 60" wide > current RTi8's.
My original plan was to do a 5.1 system, then we got the new tv stand and the front spreakers now sit much wider than before, 1 partially hidden by the jungle bush. (see Photos).
--- So one thought was (wife's thought) get smaller speakers and set on the stand next to the TV, so I've been considering RTia3 for fronts, CSiA4 for center, a sub undecided and possible OWMs for the rears.
--- Next thought was to get either the IHT or a 42" SurroundBar with Sub and either keep the RTi8's or go with the RTia3' since I will have a sub anyway.
--- The room is 19' long x 13' wide and a 13' vaulted ceiling, carpet with lots of wood furniture and fireplace on one side wall and 2 openings on the other wall. Main seating position is 10' from TV and 3 feet off rear wall.
--- The LCD sound sucks and needs improved. The sytem will probably be 50/50 music-TV-movie currently powered ny Onkyo Sr507 AVR. Tight budget and will be one piece at a time.
thoughts on this delima?