Hi there. I have been lurking and reading for a while but I now need some assistance please. I bought a cheap all in one 5.1 surround system a few years back and have finally got fed up of the tinny speakers and lack of bass. I would like to buy something new that I can build up as I go. I have about £500.00 to spend in total at the moment on both an amp and speakers. (5.1 sound is not high on the wifes' priorities) I know my budget is pocket money compared to what some of you have spent but we have to work with what we've got. I think the best thing to do is to split the money roughly 75:25 in favour of the amp as the speakers can always be upgraded in the future and anything at this price point will be better than what I have at the moment. This setup will be in a room of 4m x 4m square so massive volumes probably won't be necessary. I have been looking at the Denon 1907 (also looked at used 2803's and 2805's) and the Onkyo 604 along with some others. I am not too bothered about the HDMI switches as I only have one HDMI source (TVDrive). I also have an XBOX 360 connected by component to the TV and will connect to the amp hopefully by optical cable. I think 7.1 surround may be overkill so I will probably only use 5.1. I will probably need 2 optical (Xbox 360 and TVDrive) and 1 SPDIF input connection (My PC). What I am looking for is just basically suggestions of amps to look at within my budget and I will do some research. The part I am most confused about is the speakers. They have to be wife friendly (i.e she hates floor standers), please suggest something that will work well with the 2 amps mentioned above. (5.1's for up to about £250.00) Thanks for any assistance as I need to get this before forza 2 lands on the mat behind my front door.