I am finally moving out of my apartment and buying a house that is not yet built. Finally, I going to able to start enjoying my polk gear without feeling bad about my neighbors!! I need some advice from you guys to help me design my new living room / media room. But first let me tell you what I own ...
I currently own
Sourrounds: FXI Sourrounds (I know they don't match the Front/Center :))
Rear: FXI Rears (I know they don't match Front/Center :))
Receiver: Onkyo 805
TV: 52 inch SONY LCD
Problem 1: TV
Like all new homes, the TV is "designed" to be put on top of the fire place. I personally do not like this spot since its too high, as of right now my options are to remove the Fireplace (which i do not want). Or lower the fireplace mantel so I could put the TV ontop of the fireplace at a shorter height. How have people on this board dealt with this?
Problem 2: Speakers
I really want to take advantage of prewiring and pre-installing speakers into the wall and ceiling for my Front (sourrounds), and rear. However I love my LSI15, LSIC, and sourrounds. I know Polk sells IN-WALL Speakers and subs that can be built into the ground. How do these speakers and subs compare to regular, non in-wall speakers / subs I have? I don't really want to repurchase my entire set of speakers but I am willing to spend some money inorder to achieve a nice pleasant looking and high quality sounding setup :)
Here's the floor plan if anyone is interested. I plan on having the setup in my living room.
ANY advice, comments are welcome. If you got in-wall speakers, pics are welcome too!
Thanks in advance guys