I've had a Yamaha home theater for a few years. My wife gave it to me on my birthday so I really put a lot of effort into setting it up. The problems are I really don't understand the benefit of home theater and I'm not too interested in gadgets. It seems to me it is just a set of speakers and on some movies the sound effects come from different directions that correspond with that action. Is there something else it should be doing? Otherwise to me it is just a really expensive set of speakers that requires an extra remote to operate. The reason I'm posting is were getting ready to remodel and if there really isn't any benefit to the home theater other than speakers i would rather get rid of it and use the tv's stereo. The TV has great speakers and it only requires one remote to work the sound and the screen. I totally understand people that enjoy this equipment as a hobby-- I'm just really not into it myself.