My systems consists of a Toshiba 36af41 television, a Home theater in a box Kenwood DVT-505, an older Sharp hi fi vcr 125 station preset, a Toshiba SD-2300 DVD player. My thoughts are to purchase Direct TV and install their equipment. Do I have to get special decoders/recievers to properly recieve the Dolby Digital surround that I am looking for. And do I need a upgrade for my vcr. I do have a optical input on my Kenwood, however the satellite signal still has to pass through my vcr. Any suggestions? Also, it it possible in some fashion to put a powered sub-woofer on my current home theater system, right now it has a passive sub that connects to the receiver with just ordinary speaker hook ups. Any help would be great, have a good one! Edited by Administrator to reduce type size.