Hi everyone! I've been reading posts and gleaning alot of GREAT information lately. I just have a few more questions. I went to my local "high end" HT retailer just to get some information, and he told me my receiver would not actually do Dolby 5.1.(I sketched out the inputs on the back of my receiver on paper & showed him) Soooo, after listening to him try to sell me a $20K HT system, I have decided to come back to the real “experts”. Let me explain what I have on the back of my receiver, and then maybe you can set me straight. I have a Sony STR–DE 615 Receiver with a cheap “Sonic Blue” DVD player, model # DVR 4400, and an Ultimate TV/Direct TV Satellite Receiver. On the back of the receiver, over on one side, labeled “Surround Sound” I have regular speaker inputs that are the black and red “clips” that the speaker wires go into. It has L&R Front, L&R Rear, Center, and then a single (looks like RCA) input for a woofer. It also has an impedance selector, which can be set at 4 or 8 Ohms, which I have set to 8 ohms. Then on the other side by all the video inputs, there is an area labeled “5.1 DVD Input”. This section looks like RCA inputs and is labeled as follows: Left: Front and Rear (white inputs) Right: Front & Rear (red inputs) Center: only one , in the “front” column (black input) Woofer: only one, in the “rear” column (black input) Also clearly marked in this area is a yellow RCA input labeled “Video In” My DVD player has the following: Line Out: Audio, L&R (looks like RCA’s, white & red) Component Video Out: Pr, Pb, Y Digital Audio Out: Coaxial S-Video Out My Ultimate TV/Direct TV receiver also has a “Digital Audio Output” which looks like the same thing as on the DVD player: Coaxial. The so-called salesman I spoke with told me that I needed a “decoder” in order to get the Dolby 5.1 and that he wasn’t even sure they made them anymore. He wanted to sell me a new Yamaha receiver with all the bells and whistles. I know enough about HT that if I do decide to upgrade it won’t be a Yamaha. So, my question is, will my setup really do Dolby 5.1 or just Dolby Pro Logic? or do I really need to upgrade my receiver first? I probably will upgrade down the line, but I want to get in the game with a nice surround sound system 1st, in order to make peace with my wife, i.e. more money allocated to this project at a later date for RPTV, etc. I have decided purchase the Energy Take 5. speaker system and, I’ll be lurking on ebay until I can find one. Right now I have cobbled together some Front (main) and rear (Surround) speakers, but no Center Channel or Subwoofer. Any advice you can give will be greatly appreciated.