I am in the process of finishing my basement, and will then build my first HT. I have been lurking on this forum for a long time, and have absorbed a great deal of information. So after doing the research and reading all that I can, I have decided on many of the components going into this setup. Here is what I am going to be buying: Panasonic 47" 16:9 HDTV DirecTV receiver with 5.1 out (undecided which one, will upgrade to HDTV receiver when more channels become available. I do currently have a basic DirecTV receiver, this will be an additional unit.) Decent HiFi VCR, no more than $125 (undecided, does it matter?) Progressive-scan DVD, no more than $300 (again undecided at this point) Outlaw 1050 receiver 1 SVS 25-31PCi Polk RTi35/38 mains Polk CS 245i / CSi30 center Polk RTi15 rear I do have a budget for this system, and even this is going to push it for me, so I can't go much higher up than this. My question to all of you that know far more than I do is this: Will all of this equipment "play well" with each other? i.e. How well will the SVS match the output of the Polks? Is there another brand of LCR and rear that will sound as good for the same price I can get these for? A local store has the Polks for a great price; the RTi35's run about $125 each, the RTi15's about $70 each, and the center about $170. So the 5 speakers are under $600 total. Do I need the center rear speaker? The Polks are only sold as pairs, so I would have a fourth one collecting dust in a closet. Please keep in mind that I haven't had the opportunity to demo any of these components, and I really don't value the in-store demos at all. But this will be the first system I have owned that even had respectable sound quality, so my ear isn't as developed as most of your's is. Feel free to offer suggestions at will. Also, the TV is going to be recessed into a wall, and the 47" widescreen is the biggest that will fit into the area. The seating will be about 8 to 10 feet from the screen, so this should be plenty large enough, right? Thanks ahead of time for all of your input. This is going to be fun.