Hello all, I finally convinced my wife to let me get a new home theater system. As I unpacked everything yesterday I realized that hooking all this up is going to be a bigger project than I thought. I got it working, that is I have a picture and sound, but I'm sure there are better ways to do it. I'm sure glad I found this forum, and I'm sure I'll be back with more questions. If the questions I have were answered before, I apologize. I'm a virgin at this, so be gentle. First off, here's what I have: Samsung 61" DLP HD monitor Harman Kardon AVR330 receiver Infinity TSS750 speaker system Panasonic DVD-S25S progressive scan dvd player Wide Open West cable TV (currently analog, switching to digital as soon as they can get here) I ran my coax cable directly into the tv's input. I also hooked up the dvd player directly to the tv using the component video hookups. This dvd player doesn't have optical audio, so I used digital coax to my receiver. First question: Is there a benefit to connecting my video from cable, dvd player, vcr, etc to my receiver first, then to the tv? #2: The back of my subwoofer has a crossover dial. How do I know where to set it? #3: I have 3 options with my surround speakers. The wall behind my couch is about 7 feet behind me. I can mount the speaker there, on the ceiling (8ft) above the couch, or on the walls 3 to 4 feet on either side of the couch. If I mount them on the walls, it would have to be near the ceiling, as I can't run the wires inside the walls & don't want to have speaker wires running for a long distance down the wall. #4: The Infinity speakers came with wires. Do I use them or toss them? I bought a roll of Monster wire, but should I spend the money when Infinity apparently thinks the ones they gave me are adequate? #5: Is it necessary for all the wires to the speakers to be the same length? I seem to recall from long ago that if the wires were different length the sound would reach some speakers sooner than others, messing up the sound. Whooh! That was alot, and I'm sure I'll have alot more questions as I go along. Thanks again for any and all help you can give me.