I'm just not going to have the money for a nice 5.1 or 6.1 system this holiday season. I only have $650 (not including money for wires) and I'm not quite finding anything cheap enough that is good enough for now. I'm debating just getting a decent 6.1 reciever (Yamaha RX-V540), a nice set of floor standing speakers (such as Klipsch F1 or a DefTech equivelent), and a decent sub for the time being. My only requirements are I need at least two component video in (one for the progressive scan DVD player and one for the Xbox)and two or three optical in ports. Is it a good idea to hold out for better surrounds and a center(s) as opposed to getting a HTIB or possibly getting crap speakers all around? Will it still sound good (even though I don't have all the speakers)? My friend works at a electronics store so I can get things pretty cheap so I'm sure I can get a decent reciever, a pair of floor standing speakers, and a decent sub for $650. I guess while your reading this I sould ask you for recommendations on a reciever and a sub. As I mentioned above, I'm torn between the Klipsch F1's and similar priced DefTech's (I can get either for around $120 + or - 10% each)and I'll figure that out since it can be largely subjective, but can you guys help me with a reciever and woofer? For the reciever I just need brands and model numbers similar to the Yamaha above. The store doesn't carry everything but it carrys a lot of good brands like HK, Denon, Pioneer, Yamaha, etc. Comparitive to the Yam aha above, what is another good reciever of each of those brands (that meet my requirements)? Also, any recommendations for a sub? Should the sub match the floor speakers? For those that take the time to read this long post, thanks.