I have a wega kv27fv300. The stereo sound is rather good especially because of the 15w subwoofer and the trusurround. It's not 5.1 of course, but it's excellent otherwise. My questions: If I purchased a Dolby 5.1(or similar ilk) receiver, would I be able to negate the purchase of all 5 satellite speakers and 1 sub, by utilizing the three speakers built into the set. I suppose the problem may be the fact that you can't access these speakers directly (or separately, rather). But when you purchase an a/v receiver, does it necessitate using all 5.1 speakers, or does it allow you to use 'what you have'and supplement to fill in the gaps (so to speak)? I realize that when I choose the audio mode for any particular dvd, I typically have a choice of 5.1, or simple stereo. Even though the 'stereo' sounds better that 5.1 for my system, I still get a signal through my set when I choose 5.1 - so something is getting routed to my two speakers/sub - though perhaps not the way it's intended. That is the crux of the question. What is happening when I choose 5.1 on my stereo w/sub sony wega. What signal is being sent to the tv..and can I just supplement that with a satellite speaker or two or three? I really have no need for thunderous additional subwoofer. I am only interested in picking up the 5.1 surround mix that I am missing, and am curious if there is a way to 'taste' this without going full blown. Thanks in advance to all replies.