Hello all, Here we go again...... potential upgrade time. Further to my question the other day about L, centre and R speakers, LR and Centre too close? So don't bother? | AVForums here's the expansion of my setup. I currently have a 10 year old Sony DAV-SC5 DTS capable DVD/AVR combo hooked upto to a plethora of HDMI & Toslink switching boxes, its a right mess. The speakers are 4ohm with a passive sub, so pretty unusable moving forward I would have thought. Although i'd love to save speaker costs and be able to use them? Here is a scale drawing of the living room. As you can see, its only 4m x 3.4m with the TV in one corner. The L, Centre and R are on a shelf of the TV cabinet as there is nowhere else for them to go. So no real separation as there is only 1m between L and R speakers. But there is nothing I can do about this. Rear speakers are in the only place possible on wall brackets with cable already run under the floor. I currently have the sub crammed behind the main sofa, but i'm open to suggestions if that would be worth moving to behind the TV. Sources are SKY-HD, WDTV Live, Sony BDPS-490 Bluray and a Chromecast. I do also have a Nintendo Wii via component, but i'd be okay running that direct if required. (ie if AVR didn't support) To future proof myself, I'd like to consider having more than 4 HDMI, but not a deal breaker for the right combo. Bluetooth and maybe Airplay would be nice, but i'm not sure i'd be happy paying almost double for those extras when I'd rarely use them. I could always add a £15 Bluetooth receiver off Amazon, so always have that option for sending stuff from our phones etc. Viewing habits? Well CBeebies and Nick JR get watched a lot. (damn kids) We sometimes get to watch films off SKY and Bluray and I enjoy watching sport on TV via the SKY box. I always have the sound sent via the current AVR as the Harmony remote fires everything up, but i'm finding the sound less than ideal. TV feeds sound muddled and rarely seem to use all the speakers. I hoping the upgrade will bring some sparkle back into the room, even when watching TV through the SKY box? Can I expect such an uplift in experience? Even just watching TV? Not ideal, but budget is probably around £400 for AVR and speaker combo. AVR wise I think i'm down to 3 options. I've been using Richer Sounds pricing as there is one on my doorstep. Yahama RXV377 - £150 (4 inputs, No Bluetooth, No Airplay) YAMAHA RXV477 - £229 (6 inputs, No Bluetooth, Airplay) Sony STRDN1050 - £299 (6 inputs, Bluetooth, Airplay) So Airplay is £80 extra? and bluetooth on the Sony award winner is double the price? Don't think I can justify that. I don't care for internet radio and all the DLNA features etc, think i'd be wasting my money. Again, looking at the speaker packages on Richer Sounds. PIONEER S-HS100 - £99 TANNOY SFX 5.1 - £169 TANNOY TFX 5.1 - £199 TANNOY HTS101 - £319 WHARFEDALE DX1 HCP - £329 Which could get me total prices of (some of these are Richer Sounds bundles) YAMAHA RXV377 & Tannoy SFX5.1 - £318 (£350) YAMAHA RXV377 & Tannoy TFX5.1 - £349 (£383) YAMAHA RXV377 & Wharfedale DX1 - £399 (£426) YAMAHA RXV377 & Tannoy HTS101 - £439 (£482) Price in brackets includes the Richer Sounds 6 year supercare warranty (10%), which seems like a no brainer? I think this rules out the HTS101 as blows my budget somewhat. If I went with the YAMAHA RXV477 or Sony STRDN1050 i'd only have enough left in my budget for the £99 PIONEER S-HS100 speaker bundle. Probably not a good compromise? Better to get a decent set of speakers as these can stay even if I upgrade in the future. So are the Tannoy TFX worth the extra £30 over the SFX? They certainly 'look' more aesthetically pleasing to my eye. The bundle price with the Wharfdale looks very very tempting and a steal, but only 4ohm? I thought that was bad? Hoping to get upto my local Richer Sounds this week to demo something, but would appreciate any thoughts on the potential YAMAHA RXV377 & Tannoy SFX / TFX or Wharfedale DX1 combo in relation to my room layout and size. Thanks for listening.