Have a friend here at work that has been talking about buying a speaker system to compliment his new Plasma television. He tells me about the $900 Bose system that uses only two speakers but promises to deliver the same type of sound that a 5.1 system delivers. To me, this sounds awfully fishy -- especially when claims are being made from a company that has long been touted as being "overpriced" for what it delivers. So.... Since I plan to print out the replies this thread receives and show it to my friend, I suppose I am asking you folks to tell him why this system is not what he should be purchasing. Furthermore, if you could recommend a quality 5.1 speaker system with small cube speakers (this is a MUST for him) for around the same price it would not only be greatly apreciated but will give him an idea as to why this forum is such a great reference tool. Thanks to everyone in advance.