I've recently moved into a new house and have been researching these forums for weeks now weighing up the pro's and cons of each item in a complete home cinema system and hopefully should be in the position to start purchasing some of it soon. What I've found the hardest is not getting carried away with all this great technology thats out there and consequently having to keep reminding myself that I really have to keep to some kind of budget. So I'm currently deciding between the panny pdw6 and a pioneer 434hde plasmas which is obviously the real wedge of my budget. Speaker wise I'm pretty set on the jamo A410PDD 5.1 speaker set @ around £500.00 (they also got 5 stars in hifi choice october review). As I've managed to get girlfriend approval on these and seeing as she's already ruled out the kef eggs and these are the only things I need approval on I think I'm pretty happy in that respect. So eventually I get to the AV amp and my question. Bearing in mind what I am paying for my speakers I imagine there is a maximum amount I need to spend on this amp as anything above would be rendered worthless on the quality of speakers. What kind of money would you guys normally spend on a AV amp compared with what you are spending on speakers. I know some people might say I'm gonna get a better amp in case I upgrade my speakers in a year or twos time but this won't be the case with me as I'll be keeping these speakers for at least 5 years I would think, epsecially as I havn't got the room for anything bigger. I was getting carried away looking at the pioneer I-link stuff yesterday but at a price of nearly £900 this is surely going to be wasted on the speakers isn't it? The main thing I'm looking for in the amp is component switching and Dolby prologic II. Its going in a relatively small room so it doesn't need alot of power just good sound on music would be nice. DVD player wise I'll probably be waiting untill january and then looking at whats available.