OK, it's time to bite the bullet and make the most of all that untapped knowledge out there! I've wanted a home cinema for ages and now I have the time the space the wherewithall but very little know how. Any stores I have tried the salesperson either talks down to you or seems to know even less than I do. Richer Sounds seems to be a favourite source for lots of you but I've found it's hardly the environment for asking novice type questions. Anyway I have more or less decided on two components, a Panasonic TH-42PW5 plasma screen and Sky+. Now the questions are: Will I still need a tuner to watch TV. (I would be happy watching BBC and ITV via satelite) If a tuner is not neccessary will I need an amplifier ? would I still have the facility to use a VCR / DVD recorder. I have seen RGB converters mentioned, What do they do? Is there anything essential I have missed out ? Thanks for tolerating these basic questions but any help or advice would be very gratefully received. Truffs.