So I have what I have for now, and probably won't have any upgrades anytime soon. TV: Samsung 32" LED/LCD BR: Samsung Blu Ray w/3D (I don't watch 3D) Game: xBox 360 Receiver: Denon 1804 PC: Dell Mini 10 Cable/Satelite: None right now, someday will get Dish Speakers: 2x Acoustic Home Theater Studio Monitors 3311 2x Acoustic Home Theater Bookshelf Speakers 1x Acoustic Home Theater AC-5000 subwoofer All of this in the living room of a small one bedroom apartment. The speakers are my biggest weak point right now. I know they were part of a scam people were running LOL. But I didn't pay anything for them, and quite frankly they aren't that bad. I know I have no center speaker as well, which is something I need to get before I get anything else. My questions pertain to the receiver and hookups I guess. I have never owned such an advanced receiver. My last receiver I used was a simple Kenwood from the 90s. Right now, I have the xBox and Blu Ray going to the TV via their own HDMI ports (I have 4). The PC is connected via VGA with a 3.5mm audio cable to the 3.5mm audio in on my TV. From the TV I have a 3.5mm to RCA cable connected to the receiver. My first question is probably an easy one. Should I go out and buy a 4ft toslink cable to run from my optical out on the TV to the optical in on the receiver? Or run toslink cables from each device individually to the receiver? The next question, I do not use the subwoofer I have, and its not a powered one either. do I really need it? I think the bass I get out of the floor speakers are fine for me. Plus since it isnt a self powered one, I don't see how I could connect it anyways. Last question for now, how much of a disadvantage am I for not having a center speaker? How should I have the speakers I have no connected? Right now I have them all hooked up the the front speaker ports (the floor ones to the larger connections, the bookshelf to the low impedance ones which look like the old school spring clip connections). Should the bookshelf speakers be connected to the surround sound ports even though they are up front? Thanks in advance for the help.