I'm just getting started with Home Theatre and I thought I'd pose a question for the gurus here. Is it more important to spend a lot of money on a good receiver, or good speakers? Basically, I'm on a limited budget, and in the interests of keeping costs down, I'd like to know if I can get away with a cheaper receiver if I buy better speakers. My thoughts are that as long as I stick to a respected brand (Harmon Kardon, Denon, maybe Sony?) that I could buy one of their lower-end receivers (that maybe don't have all the bells and whistles) and still get respectable sound out of higher-end speakers. Does anybody disagree with that? Would I get better sound if I blew my money on a top-end receiver and got mediocre speakers?