Hi I just registered here yesterday and thought I would introduce myself and give you guys the low down on my budget system. Well I'm only 19 so I can't afford some of the nice fancy systems you guys have but in working on it! Here is a pic of my current system. http://home.cox.rr.com/darius/DSC00147.jpg In mid August I will be replacing the TV with a 32FV27 Sony Wega and I will be buying a new stand. The speakers and sub are an all in one system that only cost me 500 dollars, I know I could do better buying separate components but my budgets not that much and I will be taking these into an apartment so I don't want something to loud! This is the Panasonic SC-HT280 system, I enjoy it, it does 6x100 watts, the 6th channels the sub, its not self powered. My DVD drive is a Sony S360, I will probably end up replacing this with a Panasonic RV-31 later this year. The CD player is a Sony CP345. And of course the PlayStation 2 with GT3 and a Sega Dreamcast! The CD/DVD/and PS2 are hooked up by optical cables. I know its not much but I enjoy! Hopefully 4 years from now when I'm out of college I can get something much nicer.