Don't know where to put this as it's about receivers, but since I have no idea what I'm doing I figured the basic area would be best so here goes... I have a new receiver coming... http://www.yamaha.com/cgi-win/webcg...VR00010RX-V1200 I have a older than average house. How can I check to see if I can run this receiver (and everything else) from the electrical outlet/power supply. Doesn't there have to be a certain number of watts or something so my equipment won't cut off on me or blow my surge protector? By this question, you can tell I have no idea what I'm getting into, but I need a HT set up. I have some good surge protectors already for my TV, Sat, Dreamcast, VCR (on its way out in favor of the receiver) & DVD player. Anything else I should consider before the receiver comes in. One more question. I don't have the cash for speakers right now, but I have a 17 year old JVC self system with 2 speakers that put out good sound (at least to my untrained ears). Each speaker uses 2 separate wires (4 wires total). Could I hook these speakers up to my receiver and use them till I can afford more speakers?