While I am not the dumbest guy on the planet I do not have a mechanical mind. Thanks in advance to whomever tries to help me out. I purchased the following: Panasonic HDTV Model TH-42PX50U Bose Bose 3 2 1 GS Series 2 Receiver/DVD Speaker System. After looking at the manuals for hours it seems like the Panasonic has every connction type available-the Bose has every connection except HDMI. I subscribe to DirecTV and will calling them to install a HD Dish and Receiver (I think I am not going to spend $399 for the HD/DVR at this time unless someone offers up a good reason to-it seems like the NEW DirecTv DVR will be available in a few months much cheaper). What is the best way to connect these items? What cables should I have on hand when the installer arrives? Thanks again to all/anyone who responds. I will be checking back later....since I live on Long Island NY I have about 20 inches of snow waiting to be shoveled!