I'm finishing a basement family room and plan to add a new HT system with a projection TV (most likely a 51" Sony) and an audio package. I'd like to ask here for advice on the audio. My wife and I had looked at a lot of HT-in a box systems, mostly Sony ones around $500-600. I'm starting to think I may want to purchase separate components. Here's the features that are important to me. ? Would like a 5-disc DVD changer either with the audio package or separate. ? I only ran wire in the ceiling for 2 rear speakers so I'll go with a 5.1 system and be happy with it. ? I would like to be able to connect all my video sources to the audio receiver and just run one cable to the TV to minimize complexity of switching. I would like to use component video cables for this as much as possible to be satisfied I'm getting the best quality picture. Likely video sources include DVD, VCR (who cares if it's not component video), HDTV box, maybe cable/satellite, maybe a game system later (so one set of connectors in front woul be nice). ? My wife wants the speakers to be silver and not black so they look nicer mounted on the white ceiling. I just want them to sound rockin. I want the best quality audio I can get with these features and hopefully in the above price range, or with luck I could sell the wife on another hundred or two, not much more. I like Sony quality for most things, and have heard good things about Onkyo (but the highly-rated HT-S755DVC system doesn't have component video in) and Harmon-Kardon for audio. What would you do if you were me? Also, how bad did I screw up by only running 16-gauge speaker wire in the ceiling for the rear speakers?