Would be grateful for some embarassingly basic advice re choosing a home theater. First of all, I'm in a rented house, living room about 14x18' with a lot of furniture and not much space or obvious places for lots of speakers. Question is, what happens if you don't use the satellite speakers in a 6-speaker system? Will the system work, but not optimally? Or will there actually be certain sounds that are completely missing? I'm not a very demanding listener, but of course there's a minimum... Secondly, our AV furniture is proving inconveniently small. Can't go over 13.5" deep, so I was thinking of opting for the Pioneer HTZ-77DV or the Aiwa HT-DV90 which both switch depth for height. Anyone any opinions about these machines? One important issue is that I want to be able to hook up a Minidisc recorder - either component or portable.