Hi there, I've got a pretty basic 27 inch tv set with my cable, dvd-player, and gamecube attached. I'm getting a new entertainment center, and want some sound to match it. I mentioned buying a HT-in-a-box to somebody, and was told that it would be a complete and utter waste of $200 or so. I was told that instead, I should buy a stereo receiver and some cheap speakers separately, then when I had more money, buy better speakers or whatnot. Here's my situation. I live in an apt complex, so I don't need 1000w of power. I can have a decent amount of bass, just can't shake the building very often. Can't justify spending a thousand or so on a system. I'd be looking at spending $2-400 total, maybe more depending on what it takes.. I know a lot about computer sound systems, but know jack about setting up a HT. And I'm just NOT willing to go to a electronics store just to be taken advantage of by salesmen Surround would be nice, but my preference is to have good sound, and a 2.1 or something would be perfectly fine with me. Advice? Tips? Thanks!!