i've read through the FAQ'S and i hope i'm putting this in the right place. i want to put in a surround sound system. one of the first points that comes up is "what is your budget?" i'm not really sure how to answer that, except to say that i'd like the audio performance to be about the same level as the video performance. i invested about $4000 in my pioneer elite rear projection tv. it is a bit dated, and i'll probably replace it in 2-3 years with something HDTV in the sub-$5000 range (but hey if a great picture is there for $2000 i'm all for it!). the other point is with all equipment i have used, there seems to be a price point after which only minor differences exist for additional money spent. plus, i tend to be a fan of "best bang for the buck" rather than "best that money can buy." hopefully this points out what i want to do, and i can get some hints on setting the budget to do it. i really appreciate any input!