Hey Guys, As some of you might know- we're compiling a basic primer for the HTF titled "What Every HT Newbie Should Know..." We're asking forum members to contribute on small nugget of knowledge about any important HT subject. These can be very basic observations and concepts you think a newcomer to the hobby of HT should know-- maybe something you've learned from hanging out on this site. I ask that some of you PLEASE take a minute and post some knowledge here: http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...threadid=55635 I'm trying to get it up to a few pages so I can be a permanent part of our archives... but so far the turn out has been less that hoped. So, come on guys- Picth in and help author an intro to basic "must have knowledge" for HT newbies. I've offered several possible suggestions in my first post for those who couldn't think up one on their own: -good looking DVDs to show off my display device. -Do receivers have a built in amp for a sub? -Speaker cable- what do I need to know? -Large or Small setting on receiver- what does this mean (Bass management basics)? -Are bookshelf speakers okay for HT? -How should I point my speakers- should they toe in, where should surrounds be? -Recommended/respected brands for receivers -DSP modes, what they do. -Composite vs. Svideo vs. Component Video Connections -Glossary of common HT/HTF abbreviations Anything else anyone can think of. Please take part in this thread NOW, I'd like to archive it in the near future!!