I am looking to buy my first home entertainment system and am looking for some assistance. I am interested in buying a receiver and speakers, and would like to keep the total price around $2000 - $3000. Please see my questions below… Receiver: I would like to buy a solid receiver that will last me a long time. I am willing to spend more money if a receiver is worth it over the cheaper models. Since this is my first system, I want to make it a worthwhile purchase. Any suggestions? Below is a list of misc Yamaha receivers that I’ve read about (I'm open to any brand someone would recommend - is yamaha considered the best?). What are the differences between these receivers? For example, the htr-5540 is considerably cheaper than the rx-v1400. Why would I want one over the other? Htr 5650 vs. 5560? There are some many to choose from and I’m not sure where to start. Any information would be helpful. RX-V2400 RX-V1300 RX-V1400 RX-V740 HTR-5540 HTR-5550 HTR-5560 HTR-5650 RX-V540 RX-V640 RX-V620 Speakers: With speakers, I have even less of an idea of what to look for. I want speakers that will sound good with music or movies. How much should I expect to pay for a good set of speakers (see above: last a long time, spend more money if necessary, make it a worthwhile purchase)? Any suggestions on brands or specific speaker sets? Once again, any suggestions or misc info would be helpful. Some sets I’ve read about: Klipsch Reference Package (rf-3,rc-3,rs-3,ksw-12) Definitive Tech BP2006LT Package NHT Super Audio System Paradigm System 3 Polk Audio RM7200 System Thanks!