Greetings, Gentlemen! A newbie who's been lurking for quite some time, but this is my first post. Just ordered an Onkyo HT-S760 (refurb)directly from ShopOnkyo...couldn't pass up the deal. TOTAL was $289 - shipped - and they throw in a couple of speaker stands. While I was at it, I went ahead and ordered the DV-SP301 DVD player, and am anxiously waiting for them to arrive. Wondered if someone could help me with a few questions: Though not real often, we still have need of a VCR deck. Anything specific I should look for...or will any old player from the shelves of Wal-Mart do? I keep an old collection of vinyl LP's, and would like to incorporate my Technics turntable in to the system...but it appears that the Onkyo receiver doesn't have any "phono-in" connections. Any suggestions as to how I can make this work? The main portion of the room is about 13'x23', with a very low ceiling (7'-4"). There's a beam crossing the room behind the main seating area. Would it be a problem to mount the 3 rear surrounds to the beam...or should they be located lower...closer to ear-level? Thanks in advance! Dave.