Hello everyone. I'm a newbie to this forum and to HT in general. I would like to purchase a nice sounding HT for my living room. The room is approximately 16' X 22'. I'm looking to spend around $1500 for a receiver, surround sound speakers and a subwoofer. The components that I currently own are a 57" SONY TV (KP57WS500), a SONY 5 disc progressive scan DVD player (DVP-NC655P), a Monster Home Theatre Reference PowerCenter (HTS 3500), a Scientific Atlanta Explorer 3100 HD cable box (from Time Warner) and a TiVo Series 2 DVR. In the past I have been partial to SONY but I've heard that their audio line isn't that great. At first I was considering a Yamaha HTIB but based on some of the posts I've read I don't think that is the way I would like to go now. I would like to get more for my money than what a HTIB can give me. I am needing some suggestions on what I should look at purchasing for my HT system. I know this is a very general question but I'm not that educated as to what brands to consider as far as receivers, speakers and a subwoofer. Any help or suggestions that anyone can give would be GREATLY appreciated.