i am new to this site, and to home theater in general. i have wanted to begin putting together a system for years, and am now going to be "forced" to. all of my hand-me-down gear has finally crapped out, almost all at the same time, and i find myself with only a pair of speakers, which most of you will probably tell me to dump before i start--they're bose 901s. they were given to me by my father years ago, and they have suited me just fine. i would like to use the 901s as front speakers in a 5.1 surround setup, but still use them as a pair for listening to music... i know bose gets slammed pretty hard on here, and it sounds like in order to use them in a home theater setup i'd have to get another amplifier... that all starts to go a little over my head. would it even be worth the trouble to have someone try to explain it all? most of the music that i listen to is on vinyl, so a phono input will be essential on the receiver. and i'll probably have 3,000-4,000 to spend on projector, screen, speakers, receiver, and dvd player. i don't really want to go the htib route, but with my (very) limited knowledge of home theater and my (somewhat) limited budget, would that be the best way to go? i'd really appreciate anyone taking the time to reply to this post. there's so much information out there, even just on this site... my head is a little bit swimming, and i really don't have the slightest clue where to start. the temptation is to just run out to best buy and get a simple htib, but i'm pretty sure i'd regret that. but at the same time, i'm going a little stir crazy watching movies on my little imac screen and built in speakers! thanks so much!