I have used these post over several months to put together HT. Things are mostly going well but there are a couple of glitches that I'd seek opinions on. I have a Sony 36XBR450 recessed into a wall; CSW MC-300 7.1; Onkyo DS-989; Toshiba SD-3755. Everything has been beautifully installed (not a war in sight) drapes were completed yesterday wide-wale corduroy paisley with blackout lining. So I'm set except for some brains-=-none came with the UPS! I have used the AVIA w/sound meter and that went well. I haven't done the color part but I will-=- the color doesn't seem to be a problem. Opinions please: 1) the 989 has a gazillion "listening modes"; they don't quite say how to select. Can the equipment be set to interpret what it finds on a DVD? How does one make these choices? Also, is it common to set the playing mode different fo CD's as opposed to DVD's? 2) another glitch occurred tonight. I have some new DVD's which played just fine. Tonight we rented a DVD and it got stuck many times during the flick. It was the first one dear ole wife watched and this did not help the WAF. Was this likely a bad DVD? Do they do that a lot? This week is the first DVD we've seen, ever. So it's taking some getting used to!