I've heard that in general, the TiB idea is not considered to be all that good. However, for my situation I think it may work okay. We currently are in a decent size apartment. I have a 27" hdtv on its way to me, and I'm thinking of getting some new equipment to go with it. Here's what I currently have: DVD: Toshiba SD-1200 Stereo: Technics SA-AX720 Receiver & Sh-AC300 Digital Sound Processor Speakers: 2 Cerwin Vega D-7 I have no problems with the dvd player; in fact, it seems to be pretty well-reviewed. The sound, however, is another issue. The foam (rubber?) around to woofers of the speakers has deteriorated and fallen completely apart. Also, it is a common thing to have one channel drop out when watching a movie or listening to a cd. Because of all this, I am considering buying a theater-in-box from Best Buy. There are two I am looking at: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1099394447171 and http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1099393829210 The Samsung is slightly lower in terms of watts, and it's only 5.1. Those drawbacks don't bother me too much because the room isn't large. The Insignia would be, I think, a lesser brand and it does not support DTS. Still, it does have 6.1 sound. The Samsung is the more expensive item as well. So, any thoughts on which to buy? Also, I'm pretty sure I'm using a digital coaxial cable to connect my current dvd to the stereo, but under these set-ups I wouldn't need any digital audio connections (for dvd playback at least), right? Thanks in advance for your help!