This is my first post here, after having looked around some for a few days. I've just gotten interested in HT after visiting girlfriends brother, he had some nice speakers and a larege TV, nothing special but it was a completley new thing to watch a movie there. That's the reason I'll have to buy a reviever and some speakers to be able to watch a movie and really enjoy it again. But because I don't know a lot about HT I could really use some help, I don't want to buy something that I'll regret with my hard earned cash (I'm a 17 year old student...). I live in Sweden and have about the equal of $1250 us to spend. I think I'll go with a reciever and front speakers for that although if there are any good set of surround speakers in my range, that's always positive. The system will be used for both my HT and music needs. The recievers I've considered are: Marantz SR-6200 $600 us Yamaha RX-V740RDS $600 us Onkyo TX-SR600E $550 us Yamaha RX-V640RDS $550 us Harman/kardon AVR-3550 $550 us (no 6.1 ability is a con here) Marantz SR-5200 $500 us Denon AVR-1803 $500 us I've also found a decent deal on Yamaha RX-V1200RDS costing $800 us but that won't leave much for the speakers. When it comes to speakers, I'm completley lost. All I know is that there's two alternatives, either I'll buy two front floorstanding speakers or a full surround system. Problem is that I don't have that much money to spend, only about $650-750 us. Thanks in advance!