I am trying to help out a friend who is setting up a home theater. He is in the beginning stages. So far, he has decided to get a front projector. He asked me for some advice on what receiver/speakers he should get. He is thinking about $2000. Yamaha HTR-5760 770W 7.1 receiver along with some Axiom Audio speakers that cost about $1200, I have never heard Axiom speakers before, but they keep on coming up when I am reading about HT related stuff. They show up everywhere. In articles about projectors, receivers, furniture, wires etc. And, they have a return policy. As for the receiver, I have heard a lot of good things about Yamaha and that model has the features that I think he would like. For the sub, I am recomending a SVS. That's easy. What do you think? Do you think there is a better system out there for that kind of money? It will be primarily used for movies in a living room that is open to the rest of the house. Quality of sound is more important that quantity. So reference levels will only show up when showing off.