Proceed below, where the esteemed and gracious Brett DiMichele a.k.a "Poppa AR" has once again saved my backend from the flames of shame. Thanks Brett, you rule. EQUIPMENT TV : 20" Sony * Trinitron KV-20S10 * (This has been with me since college, naturally I aspire to one day own a very large DLP, LCOS or Plasma 16:9 HD set with built in HD tuner.) VCR : Sony * SLV 740 HF (Another one thats been with me since college, no plans for an upgrade.) DVD PLAYER : Sony * DVP-S330 * (I purchased this unit shortly after I was done with school, a true workhorse. I will upgrade if I ever get my dream set in the future, considering that I won't be able to afford said set anytime soon; chances are high that my next unit will be an HD player/recorder.) RECEIVER : Onkyo * TX-DS777 * (Another one I purchased after I was done with school, if I'm not mistaken this was the very first THX certified reciever on the market. Onkyo's flagship at the time, and rightfully so, this is a wonderful piece of machinery, and built like a tank. I have no plans to upgrade anytime soon, it does all I need and want, my system is in a room 18x18 and thus even if the receiver were capable of EX or ES decoding I would not want to add an additional one or two surround speakers in this size room. 5.1 is quite satisfactory at the moment and I'll some how try to find a way to sleep at night without Dolby Prologic II. If I had the money I would upgrade to Onkyo's TX-DS989, not only would it provide me with power and additional surround channels if I needed it in a larger room one day, but it also has the ability to have it's processor upgraded to whatever the latest and greatest audio decoding software may be, via it's RS232 port. No wonder they call it a "time machine". SPEAKERS CENTER : Acoustic Research * Hi-Res Series AR2C * (I can't predict the future, but I'am fairly sure of the present, and thus can most assuredly say that I have NO intentions of upgrading any of my AR Hi-Res speakers. I love them THAT much!.) Dimensions (HxWxD): 8 5/8"" x 19" x 12" Driver complement: Plasma Transferred Diamond Hardened 1" Titanium Dome Tweeter Dual 5 1/4" MagAlloy Monocoque Mid-Range 6 1/4" High Excursion Woofer All transducers are Magnetically Shielded Frequency response: 45Hz-23KHz ±2dB Crossover frequency: 120Hz and 3.2KHz Sensitivity: 94dB @ 2.83 Volts/Meter System impedance: 8 Ohms Nominal Recommended amp. power: 20 Watts~250 Watts Finish: Black MAINS : Acoustic Research * Hi-Res Series AR1 * (Each tower houses a 15" sealed enclosed Bob Carver Sunfire subwoofer with a 500 watt RMS (continuous) Bob Carver Sunfire amplifier. Dimensions (HxWxD): 43 11/16" x 10 9/16" x 20 1/8" Driver complement: Plasma Transferred Diamond Hardened 1" Titanium Dome Tweeter Dual 5 1/4" MagAlloy Monocoque Mid-Range High Power Handling, 15" Side-firing Woofer (110 oz magnet) All transducers are Magnetically Shielded Frequency response: 18Hz-23KHz ±2dB Crossover frequency: 36dB/Oct. Fixed 100Hz and 3.2KHz Sensitivity: 95dB @ 2.83 Volts/Meter System impedance: 8 Ohms Nominal Subwoofer amp. power: 500 Watts RMS Recommended amp. power: 7 Watts (Vaccum Tube)~300 Watts Finish: Black ash REARS : Acoustic Research * Hi-Res Series AR15 * Dimensions (HxWxD): 14 5/16" x 8 11/16" x 8 1/8" Driver complement: Plasma Transferred Diamond Hardened 1" Titanium Dome Tweeter 6 1/2" MagAlloy Monocoque Woofer All transducers are Magnetically Shielded Frequency response: 38Hz-23KHz ±2dB Crossover frequency: 3.2KHz Sensitivity: 90dB @ 2.83 Volts/Meter System impedance: 8 Ohms Nominal Recommended amp. power: 20 Watts~175 Watts Finish: Black ash REMOTE : Madrigal * Iriq * (This was co-developed by Harman Kardon and Microsoft, the software for the Iriq is one of the few things in life Microsoft got right, intuitive, empowering, and efficient. I love this thing.) Dimensions (WxHxD): 3.4" x 7.5" x 2.1" LCD Screen (WxH): 2.1" x 2.6", 3.4" diagonal LCD Resolition: 160x200, 3 colors Backlight: Green EL (LCD) IR Learning Range: Up to 120KHz Weight (Without Batteries): 10oz Weight (With Batteries): 13oz IR Operating Distance: Approx. 23 feet Batteries: 4 x AA PC Interface: RS-232 Serial 3.5mm Mini-Stereo System Requirements: 486/25MHz with 8mb RAM, CD-ROM drive free serial port and 2mb free hard disk space running Windows 95, 98 or NT 4.0.