wow, great forum. i wish i would have known about this place before i made my purchases. i would love to know what you guys think of my setup. i feel i did reasonably well for what i spent. all of my new equipment is unopen and returnable, your opinions are important to me. here goes: panasonic 47inch widescreen hdtv (projection) i was able to get this puppy for $1199.00. originally i was looking at the samsung 30 widescreen (tube) for about $999. i felt the panny was a much better deal. all monster cables (component,optical,etc.)and jvc component video selector (only $99 was happy to locate one of these,dig cable, x-box, ps2, gcube, prog dvd) yamaha receiver model HTR 5550 (able to get this for $250) yamaha speakers model NS-AP480 (fronts, rears, and center) yamaha sub model YST SW-45 (was able to get speakers and sub for $250) omnimount speaker stands (2 pair) well guys, there it is. able to do it all for under $2000. is it worth it? money aside, is this still a decent system? your opinions mean a lot to me. thanks everyone. great site!