I’m in the process of researching different equipment for my home theater system, and am looking at the audio side. Needless to say, I am pretty clueless about audio and the like. Sooo…where do I start? I’m looking for a low-midend or high-lowend receiver with decent speakers. Around the $300-$500 range. Two basic reasons for this…one, is my hearing is not that discerning. I really can’t tell the difference between a good MP3 (192 kbs+) and CD quality sound. Second, I will be living in an apartment for the next year and don’t need to get kicked out So, on my first receiver, what features should I look for as I do my research? About power...what is the minimum for the type of receiver I’m looking at? I understand I should get as much as a can afford, but where should I draw the line? From just browsing the forum and looking at their respective websites, I’ve found a couple candidates. The Denon 1804 or 2803 and Yamaha RX-V540 or RX-V640. What are the general feelings on these units? Options and reasons why one is better than the other. I know there is no substitute for listening to the units in person, I plan on trying that, but it would be great to hear what folks think. Any “gotchas” I should be aware of with any of the receivers? What should I look for in entry level speakers? Looking to go 5.1 (again, I don’t know how much benefit *I* would get from a 7.1 setup). Any brands that consistency get good reviews? Looking to spend about $1000 on this portion of the setup. So total, I would like to spend no more than $1,500 on the audio system. I know it’s a pretty broad topic and the knowledgeable folks here answer these “newbie” questions all the time, so I appreciate the time to respond. As much information as you can give me would be great.