Hello everyone. First, let me say thank you to everyone on this forum. You've all been incredibly helpful and patient with us newbies. I built my own PC with help from a similar forum; you are invaluable! I am trying to put together a budget (around $600) home theater package that allows for some expandability in the future but doesn't break the bank today. I will be hooking it up to our DirectTV receiver, a Playstation2 and an old RCA TV (that we hope to upgrade soon). We want to be able to play video games and watch movies with the best sound possible. In addition, the system needs to be able to play CD-Rs and CD-RWs (I am getting married soon and we want to bring this set-up to the reception and use it as our DJ-less sound system). Here are my thoughts after trolling the posts for a bit. Possible Receiver (with Onkyo HT500 Spkr Packages): Onkyo HT-S650 $350 (Onkyo refurb) Onkyo TXSR600PKG $500 (Onkyo refurb) Possible DVD Player: Panasonic DVD-S35S $88 Panasonic DVD-RP56 $95 (used) Toshiba SD4700 $139 Sony DVP-NS700P $203 Possible Spkr Package (if I went seperately from receivers above): Onkyo HT500 $170 JBL NSP-1 $217 My understanding is that progressive scan DVD players don't do anything for you if you don't have HDTV, correct? Can we still use them with our old RCA until we upgrade? Also, I noticed that there is an Onkyo HTS-S660 ($380) mentioned in an earlier post but I can only find it on one website and nowhere else. Is this a better deal than the 650? Finally, just to show my true newbie roots, do most receivers these days tune in radio or do I need to worry about looking for that specifically? Okay, that's what I got. I throw myself upon the mercy of this forum, please let me know your thoughts. And thanks again!