note to self, do not press backspace after "preview post" as it will delete an hours worth of typing. First post. Need help connecting and maximizing this system. I have no manuals and no cables. No powered sub. No t.v cable or direct t.v. (cable is unavailable, I hear direct t.v. has the best h.d.? Currently have: H.D. T.V. Sony KV-32XBR400 Harmon Kardon AVR 55 Center and two small (5"x5" square) JBL's for center and rear Either two very large very old JBL studio monitors (15" woof's) or two 8" older KLH for the fronts. So, I basically need to know how to best connect the pieces to maximize sound and video. The t.v. has the r.g.b. 3 composite inputs for the dvd and direct t.v. if that is the best for h.d. (no hdmi, but says it can produce 1080i) dont know if I need a hd converter with the direct t.v.? Thanks in advance, my original post was much better. (damn backspace anyway.