Your posts for installing the PV500 over fireplaces have been very helpful so I thought I'd log mine as I go so when I run into trouble someone can hold my hand... This is my sitting room, it's quite small and is on the top floor with accessable loft space directly above. The chimney breast is 1600mm wide and the ceiling height is 2200mm. My plan is to install a modern inset gas fire into the fireplace and mount the screen as low as is safe above that. The entire chimney breast will be battoned out by at least 50mm with cabling led out through the ceiling and over to the cupboard in the corner shown in picture 2. Heat: I would like to find out if it is practical to bring the new chimney breast out further and mount the screen almost flush with the wall in order to minimise convected heat from the fire which won't be used that much but I'd like to keep it possible. I would make several holes into the loft within the partition and put a couple of ventilation louvres at skirting board level each side of the fireplace to allow airflow for cooling the electronics. Any comments on that plan? Cabling: The size of the room means that I will go for a small set of speakers, one each side of the fireplace on shelves or wall mounted and two at the rear of the room with cables led through the loft and threaded down conduit chased into the walls. Is there a plug system that would allow me to make the speaker wires in the wall permanent and simply plug the speakers in so that upgrades would be simpler? Cables for the front pair will come out of the side of the new studwork. If the flush mount plan is practical, I will try to mount the centre speaker into the wall between the fire and the screen or at worst, over the screen. Hopefully I can make it blend into the wall as much as possible. All the rest of the stuff...will go into the cupboard and be fed from a surge suppressed block with cables running up through the loft and down to the panel. Is it OK to run the panel mains feed along the same route as the AV cables? I would like a single remote to run this lot if possible - I saw someone had used a Dell PDA in another thread, how does that work and what's the best way to bend the IR messages around the corner into the cupboard? Sorry guys, that's a lot of questions for post number 1 but hopefully they will be of interest to other brave souls going down this path!