Let me explain my situation: I am going to go into ministry (Salvation Army, fyi) in a year and will never be able to afford a decent ht system. I want one that will basically last me a min of 10 years, but i do have rather firm budget constraints (called a Wife). My budget is about $1500-$2000, all said an done, out the door, in my house price(ie taxes, cables, EVERYTHING) before i start, i want to say i want an SVS sub, *badly* for my system, pref a pci model, so if u know of any config that would be decent and include an svs sub i would be most happy i am looking at a sapphire sys from tweeter: 2 st1's 2 sap surounds 1 sap center chan velodyne vsx-10 sony strda1000es progressive scan dvd player $1625(inc cables)+ taxes athena is running at bestbuy at 25% off, so i was looking at: complete athena audition speakers(2 towers,1cs,2ss)($730ish) yamaha htr 5760($360ish on nextag) progressive scan dvd cables $1600ish+tax i know a lot of people hate sony, but this is an 'upper' line receiver, so just tell me if it still stinks. i would like to have tower mains and if at all possible an svs sub, but i don't know how to build it into my budget. i know there are a lot of really smart dudes on this list, so i would love any advice.