My first post so hi everyone. I am getting some new AV kit very soon - a Samsung LE40F86, a PS3 ( for my main DVD upscaler/ Blu ray player) and either Sky HD or wait until spring for freesat HD. Anyhow, I want a 5.1 surround system ( without a DVD player) for hooking it all up to. I have a budget of around £250. I have looked at the JVC TH-L1 and this one looks okay, but just wondering if there is anything better in this price bracket. I'm also considering the HTD870RSS - selling the DVD HDD recorder that it comes with will mean it will only cost around £250. Something I really need to know is, do the PS3 and Sky HD have to run through the surround system by HDMI and optical to get 5.1 surround, or can I just link the PS3 and Sky HD directly to the TV by HDMI and just run the sound from the TV to the amp somehow. Just wondering because I have been put off a few possible systems (such as the HTDDW890) because they only throughput DVD to 1080i - if I run my PS3 1080p upscaled DVD through this system, would it reach the telly in 1080i or 1080p? I am confused. Please help me my head hurts. Sorry if this sounds daft, but I am new to all this.