I've got all but blisters on my fingers from roaming the web of what-is-good and what's-not. I need you guys's help, please! Here's the situation. (Oh yeah, I live in Canada) Required Receiver Speakers Subwoofer Blue-ray player Used for I will use it mainly for gaming (PS3) and movies. Already owned and budget 1080P LCD TV I've just bought a HTPC (still to be assembled) which I'll connect to a NAS. I have max $2000 to spend. The room is about 12.5' x 13'. Speakers I've been in some local stores, and in one the Mirage Nanosat 5.1 was recommended. I've been reading plenty of reviews about this set, which were mostly positive (except the woofer). I should be able to get that around $500 around here, excl the woofer. For some reason I just can't get over the small-speakers-cannot-be-good feeling. That particular store did not have them connected, so I couldn't listen to it. It appears to be big enough for the room I am in, as shelf speakers are big enough (correct me if I'm wrong!). Do you have any advise or alternatives? Receiver In the same store there was also a Yamaha RX-A710 available for about $600. This has the 7.1 capability, which seems too much for what I want. I also read in the forums here that Onkyo or Denon might be the better brands to go for? Another option I have found was an Onkyo: http://www.amazon.ca/Onkyo-TX-NR414-5-1-Channel-Network-Receiver/dp/B0077V88YU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1341697265&sr=8-1 Subwoofer As I move frequently, I also have to deal with different power (voltage). Therefore I do not believe a powered sub is the way to go. I currently live in a row-house, so the woofer doesn't have to be massive. Other than that, I have no idea. Please, please can somebody point me in the right direction? I don't want to spend 2 G's now and do the same thing again in 2 years.... All the help is appreciated.