Well first off, I am one of the people on the lower end of the spectrum as far as quality of HT components. I currently have a Pioneer vsxd-912k receiver. Today I found a heck of a deal on an older Sony HTIB. The receiver is 5.1 (100x5, overrated i know) does DD/DTS. It came with 5 satellites (100w max) and an active sub (50w). All for $50. My speakers aren't the greatest but they do a good job. Fronts - Sony bookshelfs (50W) Center - RCA w/ Linaeum woofers (150W) Surrounds - JVC Bookshelfs Rears - Sony surrounds I was thinking of using 4 of the satellites as surrounds and stick with the fronts and center I already have. But I am hesitant about downgrading on the receiver. I only live in an apartment so I can't really crank it anyway. I could make a $150 profit by selling my Pio receiver and still have a decent (I use that term loosely) system, what would you guys do?