Hi, I am a total noobie in the H/T world and refered to this site as I just bought my first home. I am looking for some advice/guidance as to where I should begin my first h/t setup and what to purchase. I have a budget of about $1200 for the receiver and speakers. I currently have a JVC 36" flat screen TV and a JVC progressive scan DVD player. The living room in the house is 14x20 with 15" ceilings. What should I look for power wise in a reciever and should I go with a HTiB setup or should I look for towers for the fronts and satelites for the rear speakers. This is all very confusing. Also do I need a 5.1, 6.1 or 7.1 set up? I have seen a bunch of people mention Paradigm and Monitor speakers but they seem to be pretty high end unless I go to eBay and find one B stock or used. I found a bunch of good deals on Harmon Kardon receivers which seem to be a favorite on this site. Any help would be greatly appreciated since I don't trust the sales people at the big chains. Thanks in advance.