Per my other threads(!), I'm looking at getting a new TV - either Pioneer 428XD, or Sony 40W3000. The TV will be wall mounted, and we'd obviously like to get it as close to the wall as possible. My question - how close can it get? For example, the Pioneer's manual says it needs to be 10cm away from a wall - so although it's nice and thin, at 12cm, by the time it's wall mounted, if 10cm from the wall the display itself will be nearly a foot proud of the wall! Also, above where the TV will be mounted, we have some shallow aluminium shelves fixed to the wall. Looks like there will be about 30cm clearance between the top of the TV and the underside of the shelf. In a way, I'm more worried about heat from the TV discoloring the aluminium than the TV overheating, since the shelves were more expensive than the TV! Is a 30cm clearance OK? Finally, am I right in thinking that a centre speaker of a surround system has to be dead centre underneath the TV? I ask because there will be nothing below the centre of the TV, but there is a long, low unit which will run underneath the left hand edge of the TV, where I could put the 'centre' speaker. I don't really want to 'permanently' wall mount the speaker into the wall below the TV because I might want to upgrade the speakers at some point without leaving ugly damage to the wall, and in any case I (and of course my lovely wife) think it would look ugly and be a dust trap! I really appreciate all the help I'm getting here!