I know there have been a million posts about this, but I'm trying to ask the question a little bit differently. Say you have a 27 inch TV with decent picture and an S-video connection and nothing else. There's the possibility of more money in the future, but not in the very near future. Let's say $1500 is all you'll have for a year. You have a budget of $1500 and it can't be strecthed. You are purchasing this system for your own personal use. Knowing what you know about upgrades and best-bang-for-the-buck and diminishing returns and all of that, how do you spend the money? Would you buy a nice pair of speakers and skimp on everything else? Would you go for a home theater in a box? Would you spend $1000 on a TV? What would you do? NOTE: This is a hypothetical situation. I'm not describing myself, but only what an average person might have-a 27inch TV and $1500. I'm just looking to see what you would buy for yourself if you had to start over.