I just went through this process. Worked my way up to the 803Ds, which were beautiful, but go the 802Ds. Still learning my way through the whole system and trying different music, but I have no regrets. I thought the 802s might be too big, but they look stunning. Got them in Rosenut. The cetner choice would do them justice. Due to the room and the HT as well as music requirement, I have had to go with the HTM4S center, which is not here yet, but will be on a custom mount over the screen. Compromise, but I think it will be quite a good one. I did not have the surrounds, and had the right situation to get the DS8s. What a sweet sound. You might try a small sub on your surrounds to fill out the sound? If you can fit the 802s into the room and the budget, go for it. If not, the 803s will be a delight. Enjoy and good luck!