I would post this on the basics forum but no one is there. So I apologize if people view this as basic. I think it should be OK. Basically, I have finished my basement and I am now ready to add all my equipment. This is what I have or need to put together: (1) 55 inch big screen (currenly have) (1) 42 Plasma TV - above flat screen (need to buy) (2) Directv for both TVs (have it on big screen with Hughs equipment) (1) Xbox (have) (1) Playstation 2 (have) (1) DVD player (have - will upgrade) (1) VCR (have - will upgrade) (1) Surround sound (need to buy equipment) (2) Ceiling speakers for bar and pool table area (need) Wiring - I have wired everything to a central base behind the big screen and shelf to the side. This includes 2 directv hookups and two phone cords. I have run speaker wire to the back corners of the surround sound, front corners of the area, and to a spot for the base. If I need a front channel speaker, it could come off the big screen. This is a problem with the flat screen unless it has speakers. I have also run speaker cord to my bar for a ceiling 2 way speaker s weel as the pool table are for the same ceiling speaker set-up (volume controls on wall). So this is what I want to accomplish: The ability to watch 2 TVs for Football season (NFL ticket). I'd like for the Hughs equipment to be different so that changing the gane on one doesn't change it on the other TV. I'd like for both TVs to have the ability to be plugged into the surround sound, but I could pick one if I had to do so. I also want to be able to play the video games through one or both TVs. I have kids so one game on one and another system running on the other could work. I also want to be able to watch TV on one if the kids are only using one TV. I want to play DVDs and VCR tapes. I want to be able to run music to the bar and pool room speakers. I also want to listen to music on some self speakers in the TV area (or I could just use the surround sound speakers. So there we are. I'm not trying to get too crazy with multiple radio stations playing. The same music played on one channel or all 3 areas. I can select 1 TV (probably the plasma) for DVD, VCR, and surround sound. Video games on the big screen, maybe on the plasma (is that bad). I do want the plasma to have picture in picture. So, could I get some recomendations? What kind of beast will hold this all together? What kind of technology do I really want to go for or must have? Should I get a plasma with a speaker for the center channel? I can spend money, but don't want to kill myslef. I'd be happy with decent quality regarding ceiling speakers, VCR, DVD player. I want to put most money into the plasma and tuner. Thoughts? Thanks a lot in advance.