I was recommended to this message board by a friend, so I thank you ahead of time for any recommendations you may give me. I have suffered for too long now with just a plain ol' TV, and it's time to spice it up. I have a DVD player already, and now I want to get a receiver and surround system to go with it so I can enjoy the audio part of the digital experience. I have all these great DVDs I haven't been able to enjoy because my audio goes fuzzy when I turn up to "7," much less "11." I live in an apartment with neighbors I don't want to annoy, but I wanted to get one of those surround systems. There's some really cheap out-of-the-box speaker systems, like the KLH HTA-9706 6-Piece 100-Watt Home Theater Speaker System for only $70 plus shipping. The amazon user ratings are all pretty good. That's the kind of price I like! I'm just wondering if it's money well spent, or if I could spend a little more for something far better. For all I know, this system is actually a piece of junk. I don't want to buy a piece of junk. Also, I need to get a receiver. How does the HARMON KARDON DPR 1001 Digital Receiver stack up? $500 ain't bad. Or is there something better out there? I am starting from scratch here, folks, so I can go with just about anything. I don't want to spend a buttload of money, but who does? I'm thinking I'd like to spend as much as I can on a good receiver, since it's something I'll use alot. I have intentions of getting an SACD player soon (one day, can't afford right now....,) and eventually moving into a larger apartment or a new home, where I can really crank stuff, so I would like to buy something I can use for awhile. Since I'm using DVD and SACD for both video and audio, I want to make sure I'm up to date on all the 5.1 and 6.1 stuff. Also, I've read here and there that I might need to upgrade on some good cables to connect components to my receiver. I really appreciate any help and advice someone can give me. I'm starting from total scratch right now.