Please bear with me, this is my first post here. I'm interested in purchasing my first HT system. This is all very new to me & the real technical stuff is a bit over my head. My living room is about 17' x 12'. I currently have a HDTV & hifi VCR. I plan on watching DVDs & will also be listening to music a small % of the time. My HT budget is about $1000. I've been to a few stores and one salesman suggested a Denon AVR-1603 receiver for $400. Do I really need to spend this much for a decent receiver? I'm also looking for a progressive scan DVD, a powerful subwoofer & speakers of course. Suggestions for the entire system would be much appreciated. I've been obsessing over what to buy for 2 weeks now, reading postings in the forum & reviews on the net. But not being knowledgeable, I'm just not sure what to buy. Thanks in advance for any suggestions!!