Thanks to everyone who helps make this site awesome for a HT newbie like me. After much research and mulling over, I just bought the following to go with my 35" Mitsubishi TV: Onkyo DS595 receiver: J and R, $359.99 (talked them down from $399.99 regular price...mentioned hometheaterforum.com & audioreview.com) + $29.99 extra 2 year warranty...at the price I got the unit I couldn't resist + $23.00 shipping = $413.33 total. Polk Audio RM6600 5 speaker surround system: Crutchfield, $649.99 and upgraded the free Polk 250 subwoofer to the 350, a 10" subwoofer, for an extra $100. The total was $749.99 + $13.99 shipping = $763.99. Pioneer CV-503 5 disc DCD player: local Costco, $219.99 + tax = $233.19. I would have gone entirely through Crutchfield (great service) but they wouldn't budge on the prices of the receiver ($499) and the DVD ($249). The nice thing is J and R is an authorized Onkyo dealer so the warranty will be honored. They did not carry Polk speakers however. I spent a lot of time researching and for my needs I feel I got a great system for the money: $1410.51 total. Thank God for the internet (and this site and Epinions)!! I can't wait for my speakers and receiver. Now I have to figure out a way to install everything when they come next week. I may hire a professional for that. I also need to buy a pair of outdoor speakers...looking at the Polk's and the Boston Accoustics. My wife is going to kill me!!