Hello Forum Members, I am absolutely new to HT. So I have a few questions. I have a budget of about 800-1000 dollars to spend on a HT system (6.1 or 5.1) right now. I would like this system to be upgradeable. I have about 400 s.f.(18'x22') to fill with sound. I also have an 1999 43" Sony rear projection TV, replaceable in next 15 months. 1. Is it better to buy components separately,(AV receiver,DVD player, speakers) or purchase a HTIB? 2. Are there very good integrated (receiver, amp, DVD, all-in-one) components out there? Should I stay away from this? 3. If I go the individual component route, what are the best components I can get for 800-1000 dollars? System or component recommendations would be welcome. There are just so many choices. I've read so much on-line literature on how to buy, that I think I could make a pretty informed decision. The problem is that I have little or no knowledge of audio electronics. I'm really trying to get get the "best bang for the buck" here. Thanks to all who took their time to read this.