hi everyone... it's my first thread so be gentle with me please... I am new to the whole game having previously owned nothing but an old Sony Midi system...don't cringe... so I am about to buy a surround sound system system...probably spending around £900. I have spoken to some friends, read the magazines, and now I have been reading your comments ( which have been more informative than anything else !!) I know it's entry level stuff for me at this time but I am after as much advice as possible so I can go into the stores ask for Demos and KNOW what I am talking about. What do I plan to buy ? well... I think I want a Marantz 4200, Toshiba sd220e and some Mission FS2AVs ( to keep the room looking "nice " according to my wife!). We want a 28" widescreen TV. I want a good surround system ( hence the choice above) however am concerned that the separates I have chosen may not be good for CD playback from what I have been reading ( but bearing in mind that I am used to an 11 year old sony Midi system then I expect it to sound pretty good). So can anyone shed any light on what I should be looking out for ? Are there any downsides to putting these components together ? do they all integrate well ? do they compliment each other ? does anyone have a similar setup ? will each piece have enough connectors for what I want etc ? rather than the fs2avs ? would an acousitmass 6 set be better for music ( what is everyone's gripe about Bose here , I believed they were ok..?) does the component Video out work right through to the TV etc etc... I just don;t know. apologies for the length of this but I have a lot to ask..so this may take several days to get through ( I won't be here all the time so I will be reading this mainly at nights..bare with me please.) I will be going to a store soon for demos, but only once I know what I am looking for... thanks in advance Sven.