I am not looking to do any upgrades right now (just bought a lot of the stuff I have) but I already have the upgrade bug. Here's what I have: Sony STR-DE985 Receiver Older Sony DVD player (non-progressive scan) Polk RTi70 mains Polk CSi40 Center Polk FXi50 surrounds SVS 20-39PC+ The speakers are wired with 12 ga cable and the fronts and center are jumped with the same wire. I am happy (for now) with the Sony receiver as it will decode DD 6.1 and has adjustable low-pass filters for all speakers. I am also happy with the Polk's for now, despite most peoples opinion of Polk. I chose them mainly because of the $199 deal they were offering and they sounded the best (to my ears) of anything else at CC, although I bought them from Crutchfield. I bought the 20-39 mainly because the numerous recommendations on HTF and I wanted to buy something that I wouldn't need or want to upgrade in a year or so. I'm glad I bought it, really rattles the windows when I let it. I want to eventually have seperates, better speakers, progressive-scan, DVD-A and front projection. Progressive scan won't do me much good right now since my Sony 32 is not HD-ready unless I get a one with DVD-A. I am thinking that my next logical upgrade is a good 5 or 7 channel amp, then the speakers or a pre/pro. I am thinking about going with a 5 channel amp, then adding a 2 channel amp later when I upgrade to 7.1 that will drive the mains in 2 ch as well as HT. Please give me some advice as to whether I am heading down the right road or not. Or alternatives and other things I have not thought about yet. Thanks in advance and sorry for the long post.