Hi Guys and Gals, After much browsing (of this site and links) and deliberation for my new Home Cinema / Hi-Fi system, I decided the separates route was best for me. So I popped into my local Richer Sounds yesterday to see what was on offer and this is what they have suggested: AMP/RECEIVER Sony STRDE485 £210 reduced to £150 DVD PLAYER Cambridge DVD53 - £200 reduced to £100 SPEAKERS Tannoy FX5.1 - £480 reduced to £200 On the face of it, it looks a good deal (a £890 system for £450) but other than comparing features, specifications and prices, I couldnt tell if this is the best deal. In terms of money, Im already pushing my luck at £450 with the misses, (not mentioned the cables, speakers stands, etc, etc yet), so couldnt really go too much more! As I have read elsewhere, Sony doesnt seem to be recommended very often, Yamaha, Denon, Marantz, all seem to be preferred. Also, the Sony doesnt have DPLII or scarts, but it does have a decent spec, and 80 watts, and it looks nice (from the other half!). I had never heard of Cambridge, but now know they are owned by RS. Again, the DVD has a decent spec and looks nice, but are RS just trying to punt on their own stuff? Ill use this more for CDs than DVDs to be honest. Ive also never heard of Tannoy, but (as they would) RS assures they are good! Basically Im starting from scratch, only keeping TV, Video and a separates mini-disk player for the new system, but for the future (a year or 2) would like to incorporate a multimedia PC with hard disk storage for all music / recording TV, plus network all rooms in my new larger flat for PCs / TVs, speakers, etc. Any comments, good, bad or indifferent would be greatly appreciated. Happy Hogmanay (New Years Eve to south of the border) to all!!!