My wife and I just closed on my new home, and getting very excited to make our personal tweaks. Well I'm in charge of the living room AV setup, and could use some advice. The attached image shows a side view of my living room and where there are existing mounts. The angle of the picture may not show it, but the front and rear mounts are evenly spaced at roughly the same height.
Note that I'm doing some minor renovation in the house and also have an electrician on hand (to install light fixtures, Tesla garage charger, and wire my alarm system), so the speaker wire vs A/C power conversation is not an issue.
I posted this same question on Reddit and got a ton of flack from "enthusiasts" making some borderline laughable suggestions of: "insert a new ceiling into your open living room" or "install wall dampening panels"... um no. This is a living room, not a dedicated theater room!
Having said that, I'm thinking about installing a center channel bracket under the TV mount and putting in a Playbar, then in the rear (above the sliding glass doors) putting 2 Play 1s, and hiding that Playsub under the staircase (or elsewhere?).
If this is a terrible idea, I may also consider just putting in 2 Play 5s up front and calling it a day.