Here's the deal.....I've just moved to Uni and I've found that it's just not practical moving all my hi-fi gear from my bedroom at home to uni every term. This is my current (yet somewhat aging) HTPC setup. Samung 19" TFT (also used with PC) Audigy 1 with digial coax output (Used for DVD/CD/MP3/DivX etc). Yamaha RX-396RDS Receiver Eltax Stargate 5.1 surround package (useless sats but decent sub) Tannoy R1 Bookshelfs (Replace left/right Eltax satellites). My room at uni is pretty large (3.5m * 4.0m) but unfortunately I wasn't able to bring the eltax sub with me as the car was completely rammed with all my other stuff. I'm thinking of ditching the bulky Yamaha, tannoys and Eltax sub for a new sub/sat package. I figure I can flog the RX-396RDS, the Tannoy R1s and the Eltax stargate package for around £170ish, add an extra £130 from my interest free overdraft giving a total of around £300 to play with (give or take). In an ideal world, I would probably buy a slim-line receiver like the pioneer CX550 and the Kef eggs but sadly my budget won't allow it at the moment. I've had a look at the <£200 sub/sat offerings at Richers and I can't see any of them being vastly superior to the pitiful Stargate sytem that I already own. This brings me nicely to my main point. What is the best way to spend £300 on a compact 5.1 system? At the moment, I'm leaning towards the Philips LX8000SA which is £310 including delivery. I've read a few glowing reviews at http://www.whathomecinemamag.com which were at the original £600 RRP. The main problem with it is the lack of DPL2 support and secondly I will be forking out for a decent, progressive scan DVD player that I will not be using. I just cant help feeling that the money would be better spent on the speakers and amp. Im also considering the Pure Digitheatre DTS Platinum which is £200 at Morgan (RRP £600ish). Unfortunately it doesnt have DPL2 either but at least all the money here is spent on the amp/speakers and not on superfluous DVD functionality. So what do you think I should spend the £300 baring in mind that only sound quality and size are the most important factors. The Philips, The Digitheatre, separates, another all-in one ? Your advice is greatly appreciated.