This is a first posting and is my first impressions of the new gear I put together yesterday. Like many of you out there I agonized for months over what to buy, reading all the reviews surfing for best prices etc. The criteria was it had to complement the styling of our living room give a good all round sound and stick to a budget of around £1000.(Wife very insistant here!). I bit the bullet and bought the Yamaha RXV630RDS from Richer Sounds £319.95 and the Kef 2005 package for £599 (Having also considere Mission FS1/FS2). I used QED original cable for the connections. First impressions of the Eggs are that they are beautifully put together although slightly larger than I had expected and I.m not sure whether the centre speaker looks OK on top of the TV (Sony KV28FX60) THe Sub Woof is also great looking and it seemed criminal to hide it behind the TV but limited options here due to the shape of the room. Having set up the Rx to enable the Coax i/p for DVD and all the speakers set to small I tried the test tone facility to test them out. I was very disappointed to find that it was not actually a tone as such, just siomething that resembles white noise. The level from each speaker was about right but not sure if this is a fault with the Rx? I then tried a CD using the L/R phono i/p and selecting CD on the Rx. The Sound is certainly different from conventional Stereo L/R speakers and it takes a while to adjust the sudwoof to obtain a good balanced sound. Then went on and put LOTR's SE dvd in the player (Sony DVPNS700) The Rx did it thing and automatically set the receiver to DD and the 6 speakers sprung into life. THe seperation and clarity was excellent and the film really took on a new level of enjoyment. I have tried all the various DSP modes but I find that it actually sounds better with the processing switched off. It just sounds more natural? I would be intersted to see how other owners use these facilities. You really have to drive the speakers hard to get the best out of them, but even at low levels the sound fills the room with an ambiance that the TV speakers could never achieve. I guess the speakers will take a while to run in but overall I am very pleased and for the money are excellent value. Still have to convince my wife that £1000 was money well spent but kids absolutely love it.