I have been browsing these forums for info and I am now more baffled than ever.! It is my other halfs birthday soon and I would like to get him a surround sound system ( home cinema?) . My budget is approx £230 but less would be better! I am a complete bimbo when it come to this sort of thing so any help would be appreciated! We have a 28" Wharfdale, Nicam TV. We have Sky , including the sports package ( not movies) We have an XBox connected We have a Bush Nicam VCR We had an old dvd player, but now play our dvds on the XBox, so recently moved it to bedroom. We aren't great movie buffs but like to watch the occasional dvd. The Xbox gets used a lot by our kids. We mostly use the video to tape tv. we watch Sky sports a lot. What i would like to know is would the X box games sound like you are roaring round the room? Would the football sound like you are amongst the crowd? If you were watching Tv and someone coughed ( for example) would it sound like it was coming from accross the room?!!! Is it possible to have the Xbox, sky etc all connected or will the speakers only work through the Dvd player?????? I would if possible like to buy from Argos or somewhere like that. The electrical stores on the high street scare me to death and are sure to persuade me to get something dearer or a brand that carries the highest comission.I may be brave enough to venture in them after gaining advice on here! Are the lower priced systems any good for my needs? I've seen Goodmans,Bush, Venturer systems for as little as £99-££150. What do you think of these? Is it worh spending the extra £100 , is the quality much improved or hardly noticeable? As you can see from what I got I am not too worried about 'names'. For now this is what i can afford and the children have their little fingers over it all anyway! When they grow up we can treat ourselves to some decent gear! Thanks to all that have stuck with this thread and got to here! I would be greatful for any thoughts and comments, help please!!! Hubby would be well impressed if I can surprise him, so will I!