I am pretty new at this. Last time I put together a home theater, I bought a tube tv and speakers from Cambridge. I am putting a HT in my basement, which is going to be finished in early July. The room is fairly large, 13x22. My budget for the HT equipment is around $8000. So far I think I am getting a Sony 60' rear projection LCD ($3500) and I like the Denon AVR 3805 receiver ($1000) and Denon DVD-2200 ($529). That leaves speakers, with about $2000-2500 to work with. A local place has been pushing Paradigm. I would really appreciate any input you can give me. Thanks.