Hi everyone, I found this forum last night...good thing I did! We just moved to a new (old) house and I struck a deal with my wife that I would let her get all new living room furniture if I can get a new HT. Being somewhat of a noob, the more I research the more confused I get. A little background first, the only HT component I have bought in the past 10 years is a DVD player. I'm still using my TEAC AG-V3020 Pro-Logic receiver I got in 1994, is that a completely crappy unit (it weighs a ton)? I have decided to start with a Panasonic TH42PX50U plasma, but after that I'm lost. The guy at Circuit City recommended an Onkyo TX-SR503 receiver, but do I need a new receiver or can I just add new speakers to my old TEAC...will I notice an audio difference with a new receiver? I noticed that people put their room specs in their posts, so here is where everything is going: The room is 14x15 and has 10' ceilings, wood floors (the wife got an 8x10 wool Persian rug, should help w/echo), there's not a place to put the tv that will be centered on a wall due to windows or doorways, so the tv will have to be slightly off center. I was prepared to spend $899 on the Bose acoustimass 5.1 speakers but started reading here that people don't recommend them. So I guess that would be my speaker budget...I still like the idea of small speakers w/big sound. I have been using a set of component speakers that in '94 I replaced the 12" woofers with Fosgate's 'cause the originals dry rotted after 16 years. I would like to try something more slim and unobtrusive.