Okay, I'm starting again, cos I was just getting more and more confused. The speakers I want are going to be used for mainly Home Cinema, but some music too (lets say 70/30) so I want something thats decent at them both. I have a Pioneer 350 DVD player (which will be playing cds too - not ideal I know, but very convenient for my medium sized living room) coupled with a VSX C300 pioneer amp. I was going to get a package system, but seeing as my immediate budget is about £150, I don't think I'm gonna get anything that I'm gonna be that happy with at the end of the day for that price range. So options are - save and then early next year splash out several hundred quite on a package system that is small and looks cute (Mission FS1 or summin) - or start getting bits separately - and so spend £150 on some fronts now, then add a centre, sub and rears later (have rears I could get away with using for now). I think I'm gonna go down the seperates option. So given that I am v new to this and the tech lingo, whats sort of specs/things should i look for in a speaker. Are floorstanders better than bookshelf type ones? What sort of RMS ratings? Of course I will get round to trying them, but would be nice if I could narrow down the choice to a few recommendations. Finally, since the 2nd hand option off these classifieds is also an option, does anyone have opinions on Tannoy M3 front/MC centre/M2 rears for £175?