Since I finally moved into a real apt with a real living room I finally get to do my own HT set up. I am a rather poor college student so I'm going to be re-using stuff I already have and scrounging through thrift stores and craigslist as much as possible. I have a 42" Toshiba Plasma (Mad lag on video games ). I'll be using a multimedia PC as the DVD player with either VGA or DVI output (not worrying about HD movies except HBO just yet). For the surround sound, do I need to have the same receiver/amp for all 5 speakers? Better said, should I use the same receiver/amp for all 5 channels. I ask because I've got 2 stereo receivers with build in amps. One I normally use with my multimedia PC for music, the other is just sitting around. I may have to go with 4.1 instead of 5.1 because I dont know how I could have a center channel. My main concern is delays between the front and rear speakers. My other question is HDMI. I've yet to check, but if my TV doesn't have an audio out, how can I get the audio out of an HDMI signal so I dont have to use the crappy speakers that came on the TV. I'd also like to be able to dub the music channels that came with the apt onto my multimedia PC. Also, if anyone knows of an IDE bluray drive can you point me to it linux has opened my eyes up to a whole knew world of pirating.