Hi, I am Newbee here so please bear with me... I am trying to find a cost effective method of upgrading my surround sound cinema system so that I can enhance the audio and video experience. I currently have Philips all in one DVD Surround sound system that does the job but just don't have enough input for my other devices. It is getting old and I can't spend too much on a new system. What I would like to do: Sony Full HD TV kdl40w5500 has 4 HDMI. The One Optical out that will feed the Av receiver DVD Surround sound system don't need it any more so will keep the speakers for the AV receiver Samsung Blue-ray player directly to the AV receiver Xbox 360 Not the Slim one direct to the TV then sound back to AV receiver by Optical when Full on Sound is required. Virgin HD Box will connect to the TV by HD cable and sound from the TV will feed back to the AV receiver by Optical cable when required? Sky standard Box will connect to the TV directly by scart cable PC with DVI converted to HDMI and COAX for sound to my Av receiver. I know I could connect all the devices to the AV receiver but that would mean I have to have the receiver on all the time. I may not like full on sound all the time that's all. Can you please help me understand what I have suggested will work or not. The current Philips DVD surround sound system is the HTS Model like the Picture on this link: http://pan.fotovista.com/dev/3/3/02592333/g_02592333.jpg I wanted to keep my surround sound speakers that came with the DVD player. I was going to cut the end of the wire and connect it to an AV receiver. My main concern is the Sub Connection. The Av receiver Takes Phono like connection. I may have to convert the end to match that. If that is possible I probably will go for one of the below. I have seen few Budget range AV receiver such as ONKYO TXSR309 for £179 or Pioneer VSX421V-K 5.1 Channel HDMI 3D AV Receiver with HD Audio in Black for £164 and also Yamaha RXV371BL for £179. Is there anything else I need to be aware of before I go ahead with this Idea. The sound that comes out of my current system I do enjoy. I only loose quality when it is coming from another device indirectly etc... Also which above AV system is the best for the money? Thank you for any help that can be given.