Ok - I'm a self-confessed home cinema ignroamus. But I do want to be able to enjoy by Philips DVDR and Sky+ to it's full potential, and so think I need to invest in some audio kit. What I ultimately want is the best sound I can get for under £300, with booming bass, 5.1 surround. Preferably small speakers (except woofer-thingie) but with good quality. I've been looking at: * Home Cinema packages - but they aren't appropriate because they typically include a DVD player and I've already got a DVD player... * Home "Theatre" packages (such as some Sony packages) - but I'm not convinced they will provide the best value for money * DIY packages - such as an AMP/Receiver and a Speaker Package I'm guessing the DIY route is best. Despite knowing very little about the technology, I hunted the web based on my ideal price and came accross a cheap Pioneer amp (VSX-C100-S) for £140 and matching speakers (woofer and sats) for £140... within budget. Is this likely to be any good? Also, if I do buy a separate AMP/Receiver and speaker pack, will I need to get cables? E.g. optical cable for SKY+/DVDR to Amp? And speaker cable? And what on earth is the difference between speaker cabling that makes the price so different? And will a better quality speaker cable really matter when I'm buying a budget system? And will I get DD5.1 from it all... and why is DD5.1 so good anyway? You can see I am truly an ignoramus with lots of questions! Any advice would be most appreciated!