I'm just getting back into HT after being out of it for 12 years. I used to have quite the setup back in a day before I had sell it all when I moved into a dinky apartment. Now, I moved into a much bigger condo and I'm seeking to get back into the game. Alot has changed since then. (Dolby Digital was in it's infancy) I still have some old equipment from those days when I was upgrading receivers/speakers every 6 months but I think I pretty much going to get all new stuff anyway. I recently purchased a new Mitsu 52 inch DLP to start off and I do have a Polk Audio 12 inch sub from about 5 years ago that I'd like to keep in the system as my main sub. After looking at tons of speakers and varieties of steups, it occurs to me that it actually might be more economical for me to get a 5.1 speaker package (There are tons of these out there) over buying the front's, center and rear speakers separatly. The only problem with this is that I'll have to do something with the extra sub. What do you guys think about putting that sub to work to help out the center channel? I was thinking I might place it under the tv closer to the center or even possibly under the couch itself. I don't know how this arrangement will work out so I thought I'd ask you experts before I made any purchases. Any try this out before? The room the theater is in is a Living Room/Dining Room combo. All the bass from the sub unfortunatly resides in the dining area with little being heard on my couch. I thought maybe placing that extra sub under the couch might give me a tactile sensation I'm missing from the other sub. (It's in the corner) Keep in mind that I haven't even purchased a receiever yet so I will take any and all suggestions reguarding speakers and equipement. My starting budget is about 1000 dollars for Speakers and 700 dollars for a Receiver. Although that could go up in both areas if I see a great deal or am totally wowed by a good setup. Thanks in advance.