Hello All I have a rather nice Sagem 50" telly hooked up to a fairly basic philips all-in-one hifi box (you know the type, 3cd autochanger, tape and radio). It supports Dolby pro logic, and I have two rear speakers (I believe they output the same sound) and a center and left and right. When I'm watching sky, firstly the center speaker is very quiet no matter how I fiddle with the settings (so I can hear the environment but the actors are whispering!). Also the sound coming out of it is 'squelchy'. Not a great discription I know, it's most noticable with dialog but I am guessing it's some kind of decoding problem? The telly is connected to the hifi via phono outputs. The hifi has a mode to synthesize the centre speaker thru the left and rights, which is what I do as it sounds better then the 'proper setup' Have I missed something fundamental, or is the system just crap ? Assuming the latter, depending on the financial controller Id love to replace it with a dedicated amp and decent speaker setup, is it feasible to do this in two stages, i,e buy a new amp, hook it up to the exisiting speakers then buy speakers later ? Any reccomendations for someone who isn't an audiophile but likes a nice home cinema sound setup ? Any advice appreciated. C.