Any help here would be much appreciated. I am about to purchase my first proper av system and have had a scan thru these forums and across the web. I am pretty sure that I will go for the Pioneer VSX 501 as it appear to be the best I can get that is slimline and under £300. I am using a fairly old DVD player - Pioneer 717 - and the rest of the equipment will include Sony 32 Widescreen, PS2 and Sky+. Any ideas on a good speaker package - for about the same price as the amp (£300) - and is there anything else I should consider prior to taking the plunge?