Ah, ive caught the bug and my credit card is burning a hole in my pocket. Ive been lurking around this forum for a while and now im going to have to do something about it - i want some surround sound action damn it! Im going to put off buying a telly for a while as i think i want a panny plasma, but for this i will need speakers and an amp anyway, so im planning on getting myself sorted with this equipment first. What i need is some help from you guys. Basically, there seems to be too much stuff available! Ive read What Hi Fi and had a chat with a guy in Sevenoaks Sound and Vision but im still a bit overwhelmed. My budget would preferably be around 1k, but **** it - i will go over (within reason) if it will really make a big difference (would rather have something im happy with for a long time than want to upgrade and spend even more cash in the near future). Now heres the catch - from what i can tell, a surround sound set up is a very different beast to a HI Fi one. Problem is, if im going to be spending a lot of cash i would prefer to have a system that performs well when outputting both movies and CD's. Is this really feasible or am i dreaming? I was looking at speaker packages such as the Acoustic Energy EVO 3B, and amps such as the Denon AVR-2803, but i have no personal experience with either and could really do with some personal recommendations and advice (im only going off what ive read so far, plus what the guy in Sevenoaks has told me "book a listening session/all these really expensive speakers are great!"). As ive said, i have looked through these forums alreayd but there is so much stuff to sift through i thought it might be better to start a new thread. Hopefully, together, we can help me spend some money Thanks in advance.