Hey all, still very much a newbie on this subject, but think I've basicallt got an understanding of the DVD -> speaker thang. But still a bit in the dark wrt the options available. If I'm right, the onboard decoder on the Tosh 520 I'm about to buy cannot accept the speakers directly ... I have to either: 1. Buy a seperate decoder/amp which the speakers plug into. The DVD will go into the amp (via coax). 2. Buy a set of speakers with an *active* subwoofer that the other speakers then come off of ?? The sub woofer acting as the amp, and the analogue outputs from the back of the DVD going into the sub. Is this right. If so, then ... If I buy a speaker setup with an active sub, e.g. Liberty 5.1, or Limit PB583, and later on buy a dedicated surround amp, what happens then? Do I just use the actve sub as a normal sub, with the amp taking over those responsibilities. Sorry for being thick Does this all sound about right?? Cheers all ! S.