If anyone here is looking for a simple low-cost all-in-one 5.1 system to link up to an existing dvd player, here's a cracker for under £200 - the Acoustic Solutions DS1033, available from Argos. I first came across it at a mate's house last week, and while there are a plethora of such one-box sub/sat systems available for under £300, this one's a bit special. Prior to hearing it in action, I noticed the main box had adjustable spiked feet, very unusual at any price but on a £179 system? He fired up T3 and -wow - real bass, not just the usual one-note boom....okay it was'nt about to shake the fillings from my teeth like my Rel Q400 can, but this system produced a well-balanced sound overall, with decent enough steering of effects to sound like it cost at least twice the money. Both front and rear speakers come with adjustable stands in an attractive gun-metal finish, the satellites are 25-watt and the sub 90w RMS. I could'nt resist nipping back to my place to pick up a RA Yello powercord (the DS1033 unusually has a standard fig-8 socket on the rear) and one of Mark Grant's excellent £20 digital coax cables (see Powerbuy forum) to link the system to the dvd player (a £55 Ronin P80H). The difference was both immediate and obvious, in terms of the much-improved dynamics, soundstaging, image steering and musicality For a total cost of £230 this system is peerless IMO - okay so it only does dd5.1, with a meagre 4 effects modes available, but the results are both entertaining and listenable at all times. My own system cost more than ten times more than this, but I was impressed enough to pick one up from Argos to use in the bedroom. Unscrewing the sub cone from the main unit for a gander inside revealed decent enough component quality and - shock horror - a toroidal transformer, surely another sign that this system has been designed for decent sound on a beer-budget. Anyone who picks one of these up and applies the simple tweaks above will NOT be disappointed with the results..... Will.