I've never owned a home theater and am ready to take the plunge. I'm not going big bucks but not quite the bottom of the barrel either. Basically I'm trying to decide between 2 systems. My biggest question is concerning the wattage and its distribution. If you happen to know any thing about the other specs then feel free to enlighten me. The first is a Sony DAV-DZ100. It has 700 watts total. 120w x 5 and 120 to the sub. The other system is a Panasonic and I don't know the model number. It has 600 watts total but the distribution of power is considerably different. It has 55w to the 4 satelite speakers, 160w to the center channel and 220w to the sub. So what would be the acoustic differences? Because of the higher output to the center and sub would the panasonic have a clearer speech channel and more bass? Or is the Sony the more preferred way?