OK I've done as much searching as I could, its getting me nowhere. I have been in the process of upgrading my mom's HT setup for her, and she's on a really small budget. I'm not used to working with this stuff too much, as I only really listen to 2-ch music on my own setup (rotel separates /w cerwin vega bookshelf speakers) ok, here's the deal. She just got (within the last 3 or so months) a Mitsubishi 42" RPTV HDTV (model A-42 if it makes a difference). Right now she's just using the built in speakers on the TV, which makes for suck-ass sound. She has an existing DVD/VCR (combo deck but has progressive scan and is hooked to the TV through component outs for DVD) and digital cable (external decoder box /w SPDIF audio out, currently un-utilized). For her current audio setup, she has an old (like 1980 vintage) Pioneer SX-680 reciever, on which the tuner section just busted (knob is jammed and I can't find a way to fix it), but the rest still sounds great, an old Pioneer CT-500 tape deck (single tape), a newer AIWA turntable, and a Pioneer 25-disc CD-changer (only a couple years old). These run through a set of "KDC" speakers of the same age (don't even ask, I'd never heard of them before) ok so now for what I'm looking for: I need to find a 5.1 setup with dolby digital and DTS surround, including speakers and a sub, with inputs for all the existing AV equipment, for $400 or (preferably) less. This has to be something that won't wear out within a couple years, once she's set with it she probably won't be upgrading again for quite some time (my guess is 10 to 15 years, about the lifecycle of the TV.) sorry for the long post, but hopefully I gave enough info to get some sound advice (pun intended) from you all. Thanks a bunch in advance!