Hey, I am planning on getting my first system, complete with surround sound and receiver. I am looking at spending £300, but I don't know how much a reasonable set costs, so I can possibly stretch up to £500. I have three questions though: 1) Is HDMI really important in a receiver? My TV will have 3 HDMI ports, but how am I supposed to get the sound from the TV to the receiver if the device plugs straight into the TV? The TV can output sound over the red/white cables, but with the whole copy protection thing going on with Blu-ray/HD-DVD would this stop the TV doing this? 2) I know you must get this sort of question over and over, but what is the best package I can get for my money? 3) My room is small, it will be around 4-5M X 4-5M. At some point I want to get a Blu-ray/HD-DVD player, and since these use 6.1, I think I would be missing out if I didn't get that extra speaker over 5.1. But, I read that you need a bigger room to really appreciate 6.1, with my room size would 6.1 be a waste of money? Thanks in advance for your help.