I am fairly new to this arena and need some help buying my home theater setup. The following are the specs of the room and what options i want/need.... room is small...11' x 12.5 - 3 walls $2500-$3000 to spend need DVD player, receiver, and 5.1 speakers I have speaker wire already pre-run in the walls I will be using a projector Receiver must have Svideo in and out (multiple ins preferably) Receiver shoud have a coax in also I was hell bent on getting a Bose lifestyle 38 system. It had everything that I wanted, until i read that I could get better sound quality cheaper. The two main functions that I liked about the Bose system were: 1. I could take all of my CDs, MP3s, etc and load them into the system. From there, I could choose what songs I wanted to listen to by VIEWING them on a remote control. The remote actually displayed the song, artist, genre, etc. We really liked that - and want that capability. 2. I can run external speakers from the system outside. The system could be playing two different songs...one out side and one inside at the same time, but we really dont care about that. Another point that we did not like, is that if you want to run speakers outside, you have to buy a $300 amplifier to do so. We definetly want to be able to play music outside. I will be listening to music, watching movies and sports, and possibly playing some games. I do not want any standing speakers. They should all be wall mounted...hence...size is a factor (another reason i liked the BOSE.) I prefer something that looks clean too. So, with everything being said....what should I do? Thanks!