I am setting up a room above my garage as a home cinema. The room is 5.3M * 2.7M. The room will essentially be dedicated for this purpose, but will probably try to fit in a desk at the back so I can also use it as a Study. Given the shape of the room (sloping ceiling like loft conversions) The screen will be on the end wall (2.7M wide), so I won't be using the full length of the room (5.3M) for seating as the back will be too far from the screen (hence the idea of putting a desk at the back) With this layout I don't really want to put the equipment rack in front of the main seating due to the narrowness of the room, so thought of putting it at the back part of the room. The problem is how can I control the equipment via my remotes if it is behind ?. Is it possible to get a remote extender so I can look forwards at the screen and still control the DVD, amp, Sky etc ?. I think that having to turn round to use the remote will be a pain. On the other hand having the equipment at the back means that leads to the projector will be shorter. If I haven't lost you all is this a common layout problem, or should I just put the equipment rack at the side of the room in front of the seats and be done with it?. Any thoughts from those who have set up a home theatre will be appreciated. If this is too confusing I'll try to draw a plan and attach it.