Howdy folks, So at the moment I have an Onkyo TR-SX500 htib setup that does the job in smaller rooms, but leaves me wanting more in our new, larger DVD viewing area. So, I've learned over the last 2 years that htib's while decent aren't spectacular, but for all my research I'm still left with some questions which sort of lead into eachother. 1) Does one need an SACD 'capable' receiver to play SACD's (assuming you already own an SACD/DVD player). I always assumed if you hooked the SACD player to the receiver via a digital coax/optical the receiver wouldn't really matter (as long as it was a half-decent 5.1). Lately I've seen receivers listed with SACD input as an option, however. While I am a DVD man my wife is a serious music listener and loves SACD's, so I want to make sure they sound just right. 2) That leads me to asking for recommendations on receivers if the answer to the above question is 'yes' (or no, but hey). I'd like to keep it around $500, but would be willing to go to ~$700 if the quality difference is noticeable. The problem I'm having finding one is that I go to review sites and I see $399 amps rated higher than $900 receivers based on price, not on sound or features. Our room is 16x12x10. My inputs would be my SACD/DVD player via digital coax and likely our television. 6.1/7.1 would be great, and all the goodies (DD EX, DTS-ES, Neo:6). 3) This leads me to speakers. I should probably ask this in the speaker forum but since I don't want to spam up the posts I'll take a stab here - recommendations for speakers? The only caveat here is size. I would like the rear surround/rear center/front center to be less than 18 inches high/wide. The front mains can be floor standing or however large is necessary to achieve musical bliss. I know you should spend half the budget on speakers so anywhere from 5-800 would be good. Oh - sub can be any size also, as long as it isn't a kitchen table. Thanks in advance!