I thought I would start this thread as I imagine many people are faced with my predicament! I've decided to opt for the Sony STR-DG910 for connectivity reasons, I want a user-freiendly full HDMI system where I can connect my PS3, Blu-ray, Sky HD and other consoles without any major problems. I know that the sound quality will not be up there with the STR-DA5200 etc, but as this is my first separates system I'm not prepared to spend £2,000 on an amp and speaker set up just yet! So, given that I am aware of the sound limitations of the STR-DG910 (although I've heard from some reviews that it is impressive) I need to sort out some speakers. I have a budget from £200 to £500. I would rather pay £200 obviously and I would only want to pay £500 if some of the clever souls on here are sure that speakers this expensive would not be wasted on the STR-DG910 - I'm worried that I might spend £500 on speakers which given sound limitations of amp would not really be worth it. I've narrowed choices so far down to the following: Tannoys EX5.1 (£179) KEF 2005 (£375) Mourdaunt Short Genie (£399) Mourdaunt Short Alumni (£499) Jamo A102 (£186) I think the Sony STR-DG will be a popular amp so hopefully this thread and its responses will be useful to others as well. Thanks in advance!