I currentley have a very crappy "Aspire Digital" system I bought last year at Radio Shack (http://www.aspiredigital.com/newwebs...ad_50ssts.htm). It was an impulse purchase, I did absolutley no research on it, or any Home Theater aspects. After doing research after setting it up, I realised that I'd been jipped. I mean, it uses RCA cables for each channel from the DVD player to the SubWoofer which is also the decoder! I can only have stereo sound from my Comcast HD cable box come out of the front and rear speakers, even though HD has 5.1 SS. I've definatley leared my lesson and will always research everything I buy from now on, which is why I'm here. So I have some extra cash that i'm looking to burn, so I've been looking for something to buy. Today I was at BJ's and saw this http://www.consumer.philips.com/cons...ESHQFHKFSEKI5P It seems a lot better than my current system, but i'd like to hear what everyone has to say about it. I know everyone's gonna want me to buy a better system or components seperatley, but I'm not looking to spend more than $200. Suggest better ones (if there is) I also have a few questions: 1. On my Cable box, there's an Orange "Digital Coaxial Out." I assume this can carry 5.1 surround to the recevier. This system also has a "Digital Coaxil In" but it's black. If I get a cable and hook it up right, will I get real 5.1 SS from the Cable box to the system? 2. Does anyone know if the phillips system still works without a remote? My current remote broke, and it costs $30 to buy a new one, and until then, I can't use anything. I don't think that universal remotes work on it either. Any advice/answers will be very appriciated.