I'm somewhat suprised that most of the households I'm familiar with don't have a HT sound system. This includes friends, relatives and all the houses that I clean in (I have a carpet cleaning business). Two households have an AVR but only have the two main speakers. I'm going to talk to the man of the house in these two cases soon and find out why the rest of the surround speakers are missing. Another two have bought a nice Sony tv but don't think they need a HT sound system. I'm trying to get them over to hear mine asap. Maybe then they'll know what they're missing and get one. Is HT sound systems not mainstream yet? Has the majority of the population never watched a dvd on a tv with a HT sound system? What is everyone's experience with this? Do most of the people you know have a HT system and I'm the minority here?