Folks, I'm a complete newcomer to all this home cinema stuff and I'm finding it difficult to decide which way to go, so any advice would be great. I've currently got a cable box, DVD player, VHS recorder & xBox all set up together. I'm wanting to get a set of surround sound speakers which will take all of these items so I can listen to everything (films, music, tv, games) all through the same speakers. Just bought a new flat, so money is tight but I can scrape together about £500 to get some speakers & an amp. What is the best way to go? From what I can work out I've got a few options : 1. Buy a cheap all in one speakers and amp kit - cheap & cheerful and does the job but probably doesn't sound too good. 2. Buy a separate amp and specialist speakers - sounds great, but will probably be too expensive. 3. Chuck out my old DVD player (which is probably rubbish) and get an good DVD player & amp combo with speakers - seems like a waste of my old DVD player but it might get a better sound in the long run. 4. Something I haven't thought of! I'm also concerned about how I can connect all the sound sources into the amp as from what I can see the more inputs the amp has, the more expensive it is. Can you please suggest which way I should go to get an inexpensive but good quality surround sound system which will take all my kit. Any recommendations for specific kit (makes, models, etc) would save me a lot of time too. I am going to save up for a flat screen TV to go with all this next. Don't know if this will have any bearing on what system I should go for, but I thought I'd mention it just in case. Thanks very much for your help - I've been going mental trying to figure this out on my own. Cheers, Keith.