Hi all, I'm about to purchase my first ever home theatre system, having made do with 2 channel sound through my stereo up until now. I've started looking into it, and while I've read a huge number of introductions to the subject and believe I understand the essentials of the technology, I've not found any kind of guide or FAQ that goes beyond the basics. Essentially, I don't know where to start choosing my equipment. The main dilemma I have with the receiver is that I really don't need anything fancy in terms of features, but I'd like to get good sound quality. So far I've not come across anything that fits the bill. A couple of HDMI ins are all I would use right now, plus one more for future expansion. I need at most one analog in, just in case I try the system out for music. But it seems every single receiver on the market has a full complement of analog audio ins, a shedload of composite ins, in fact a whole load of stuff that there's no way I'm ever going to use. It irks me, especially as a bit of a hi-fi purist, that I'm going to have to buy a unit which has all this extraneous stuff in it; not to mention the fact that I'm paying good money for it all, money which could be going towards improving the sound quality. I'm equally clueless when it comes to speaker systems. Having always bought reasonably decent floorstanding speakers for music, the world of big subwoofer boxes and tiny satellite speakers is completely alien to me, and I haven't got a clue what to look for, or even which brands are well respected. I'm pretty much assuming at this stage that it would be a bad idea to try and incorporate my floorstanders into the system. I realise that I'm going to have to listen to a system at some point, though I'm not sure where. Every shop I've tried so far has had staff more clueless than me, and their systems are set up so badly that it's impossible to make any judgements whatsoever. So, can anyone offer any advice to a clueless noob like me? Pointers to guides or previous threads that might cast some light on the subject would also be most appreciated. Cheers!