Wasn’t sure where to post this, but this seemed like the most appropriate forum to me. Just wanted to thank everyone on this forum and the moderators for all of the useful information I have gathered here in order to set up my humble home theater. I couldn’t have done it without you guys. I was on a tight budget of $800 and the info here allowed me to stay within that budget and get a system that sounds awesome! I upgraded my speakers, receiver, and also purchased a new universal remote. Here’s the before and after for each. Old Receiver: Yamaha RX-V590 (2.0 Dolby Surround) New Receiver: Yamaha RX-V630 (6.1 DD EX/DTS ES compatible) Old Front Speakers: Cerwin Vega RE38 Series floorstanding speaker (15" woofers on these) New Front Speakers: JBL N24 Old Center: None New Center: JBL N-Center Old Surrounds: Cheap Yamaha bookshelf speakers that I had for years New Surrounds: JBL N24 Old Subwoofer: None New Subwoofer: Used one of the Cerwin Vega RE38’s powered by the Yamaha RX-V590 I had left over. Budget did not allow for a new sub, but it sounds great! Old Remote: RCA RCU810 New Remote: Home Theater Master MX-500 My home theater room is about 9’ x 18’ with slanted walls on 2 sides because it’s in an attic. My TV is a 36" Toshiba. I didn’t go with a rear center because it seemed a little much for this room, but we’ll see where I go with that in the future. I hooked everything up yesterday and I am extremely happy with the way everything sounds. I can’t even explain how much better the remote control is, but most of you already know. Can’t wait to actually sit down and watch all of my DVD’s in glorious 5.1 digital sound! My apologies to anyone reading this that doesn’t really care about what I have, but I just wanted to thank you all and I had to tell somebody! Here’s a breakdown of what everything cost for those looking to upgrade on a similar budget: Yamaha RX-V630: $350 at Tweeter JBL NSP1 5 Speaker system: $224.50 shipped form Harman Audio through Ebay auction HTM MX-500 Remote: $120.50 shipped from Bluedo.com Total: $695 The rest of my budget was spent on speaker wire, an optical cable, a s-video cable, and a subwooofer cable.