Hi, I'm just about to get my first home cinema sound system, as follows: Amp: Yamaha DSPAX750SE Speakers: Canton speakers powerbuy offer (getting a 7.1 system with an active sub). Sources: DVD player, Sky digital box Here are my questions... (replies to any would be greatly appreciated!) 1. What goes where? I have no idea how many cables I'll need or which cables go from where to where! No matter how many posts I read, I just can't visualise it in my head! Could anyone explain, or is there a useful diagram anywhere? Are the leads to each speaker completely separate, or is there some kind of circuit that goes round the room from speaker to speaker? And how does the sub fit into the equation? 2. Video leads My Sky Digital box is connected to the TV via the bog-standard SCART lead that came with it. I'm happy with this, as the picture quality of Sky is rubbish anyway. Can I keep using this SCART lead and still hook the sound up through my amp somehow? As for the DVD player: picture quality is a lot more important to me, so I am buying a new video cable to hook up to it. I haven't decided whether to go for component or DVI cables yet. Will this choice have any impact on which audio cables I should buy? 3. Putting my TV speakers to use? My amp has Yamaha's 'front effects' output, which, apparently, gives me another 2 speakers dedicated to DSP effects (presumably just for reverb, echoes, etc.). Does anyone know if it would it be possible to use my plasma's speakers for this? My screen is the Hitachi 42PD5200 the speakers are pretty decent and they look nice attached to the screen, so I'm looking for any excuse to keep them there (and this could be it!). 4. Budget? Roughly how much do I need to spend per metre on cables to get the most out of this amp/speaker combination? The last thing I want is to not be hearing my new system to its full potential because I got cheapo leads! 5. The really dumb question... Here's the really dumb question: could someone just tell me exactly which cables to buy, and possibly recommend a few online stores to get them from (it has to be online as I live in the middle of nowhere and I don't drive). It has to be ready-made cables since I have no electrical ability, or tools. Yes, you could educate me, outlining all the pros and cons of certain cables and let me decide what I want, but I think I'd rather let someone vastly more experienced tell me what they think is the best choice! Bear in mind... Please bear in mind that I know nothing about audio cables, so please don't answer with techy jargon on the assumption that I know what you're talking about. Also, I've read a lot here about people wanting to avoid having to use multiple remote controls, this is no problem for me at all I like having a lot of remotes on my chair. All I want is my sound wired up properly and sounding good. Any advice at all would be appreciated. As you can probably tell, I need it!