In my first post I discussed the system I just bought, now I'll ask for assistance on the system that I now have and have been building up for 2 years. 1. Sony 36" Wega TV 2. Yamaha HTR-5460 reciever 3. Sony Tivo unit 4. Sony DVP-S560D DVD player 5. Sony SLV-798HF VCR 5. Sony DirecTV box 6. Sony CDP-CX235 CD player 7. Sony SAVA-57 right/left speakers (the ones with the built-in amp, volume control, surround settings, etc.) 8. Sony Infrared controlled rear speakers 9. Sony sub 10. Sony center channel 11. PS2 I will attempt to explain how all of this is currently hooked up, but it's a mess. The TV is hooked into the "monitor" of the reciever. The DVD, PS2, and CD player are hooked into their perspective places on the reciever. The TivoVCRDirecTV configuration is the real monster. If someone can help with a different config than the one I have, I will be grateful...this system does not perform as it should considering all the power that's connected in it, I am using all "monster" brand cables, and I have been told that because my speakers are plugged into an amp that basicially I'm shorting out something somewhere since the speakers have their own amp..is this true?