I'm not new to home theater myself. I've pieced together my own surround-sound system which I'm very proud of. Of course I've spent much more money than what most people are willing to put into their system. I was recently asked by a couple of friends, who would like to set up surround-sound in their home, to help them pick out a good system. They aren't wanting to spend a huge amount of money (not over $500), but would still like a decent sound. Since I haven't been out looking (and listening) to the different surround-sound packages put out by different companies, I was wondering if you guys could recommend one by a certain company (or at a certain store, i.e. Circuit City or Best Buy). I don't think they'll want anything more than 5.1, and a powered subwoofer isn't a must. Just a good-sounding $500 or less complete system. Your thoughts? Thanks.