Hello to all. Been reading for the past couple of weeks trying to figure out what some of this stuff is and means. I am a complete newbie at Home Theater stuff. But willing to learn. For some of us new guys out there, is there a chance I could get some minimums for receivers, speakers, etc. I am really interested in receivers since there seems to be a ton of them out there. But is there some stuff on them that makes a receiver must have this in order to purchase? For instance, my research says that a receiver for me, I want DTS, Dolby Digital, and Pro Logic. At least I think that's what I want. Like I said, just trying to figure out what I should immediately turn my nose up to and what I should take a bigger look at. I know that some of this is the prospective of the buyer but what I want is something I can go in and say does it have this, yes or no. Is there information out there for newbies? Am I totally overlooking a few places? Any help in figuring this stuff out would be great. I'm interested in going piece by piece and was looking at a receiver first. Also, cheap to you might mean 1000 dollars but that's not cheap to me if you catch my drift. There might be a sound difference but considering I am willing to upgrade later 1000 on a receiver would be ridiculous not to mention the wife would have my head! Thanks for this forum and I look forward to hopefully understanding what all of this stuff is and means!