Ahh, it seems like yesterday I was listening to music through a wedge-shaped Zenith tuner/amp/turntable with Allegro floor-standing speakers with the bass and treble turned all the way up and driving my parents insane... Luckily, my ears and tastes developed past the eardrum-exploding bass and worse-than-nails-on-a-chalkboard highs. Most of my High School years were spent building a car stereo, however I always kept my home stereo on fairly high priority, and have continued to add pieces to my system over the years. Well, I recently landed a well-paying job in IT, and it's time to retire all of my old faithful components and build from the ground up, and your comments would be greatly appreciated. Currently, I have a harman/kardon AVR85 receiver driving Pioneer CS-D9000 3-way floor standing speakers (the foam surround on one of the woofers has deteriorated over the years, sadly). I recently bought a Pioneer DV-578 universal disc player to tide me over for a while, but that's all going out. I'd like to stress musical performance with this system, however it will fairly commonly see movie soundtracks. The component list I'm currently sitting on is as follows: Sony Wega XBR KD-34XBR960: 34" HDTV (already have this piece; saw it in action and fell in love) Integra DTR-6.5 receiver Integra DPS-6.5 universal disc player Main speakers: Definitive Technology BP7004 Surround L/R: Definitive Technology BP7004 Center: Definitive Technology C/L/R 2500 Subwoofer: Definitive Technology Subercube I What I'd like to ask of you is this: is there gear within the approximate price range that I should also audition before making my final selections? Also, keeping the approximate system range in mind, could someone recommend me power conditioning equipment? Would I need a scaler for optimal image quality? Anyway, thanks for reading. I can't wait to start building.