For the past half year I have been suffering at the hands of my old receiver due to its age (from 1995). Currently my room has a PC which is the center of everything. Since my old receiver does not have any digital in sound wise my pc is hooked up via a headphones to composite connector out of the center speaker on the sound card (Audigy 2) resulting in horrible sounds. I have finally decided to update the receiver for something from this millennium. My current setup is as follow: My room: Kenwood KR-V5570 receiver Front speakers: Sony 6 1/2" 2- Way Speaker System SS-U3033 Center speaker: Sony SS-CN30 Rear speakers: SS-SR30 Sub: Sony SA-WN20 Sound card: Creative Audigy 2 The speakers are fine since this setup is not really made for an audiophile. It is mainly used as a switchbox for my PC/PS2/Xbox/Satellite box. I have been doing my research for the past week and have read the forums a lot so I have an understanding of what I need (digital audio in, and A/V switching). Any suggestions from the community with more experience are appreciated. Now to move on to the real challenge, the living room. Receiver - Kenwood 1070VR Front L/R speakers - Panasonic CS-99A speakers from 1972 Center - Venture V52CLR Rear speakers - B.I.C. A-1 adatto (POS) No sub. Using a modified Xbox as a HTPC running Xbox Media Center (A god send) This is the part where I need the most help. Not only do I need a recommendation for a receiver, but for an entire set of speakers. The TV is fine (some Sony badass TV which I can’t find the manual to provide a model number), and like mentioned above the Xbox doubles as a MP3/DVD/CD player. Again thanks for any advice and suggestions. The newbies primer guide in one of the other forums is what has helped me the most so I have confidence that the community can provide excellent advise. I would post pictures of the speakers I mentioned above (the Panasonics from 1972 but I am not allowed to).