After advice from AV forum & HD went TCR this morning to see my mate who normally sorts me out with everything. This is what he advised Pioneer PDP 435XDE (which we really liked over the Panny) He said that the Pioneer DVR-920H was good but too overpriced just to get HDMI feature, (please some one tell me what differnece this feature) makes and suggested getting Pioneer DVR-720H-S & spend the money on better component cabling. He said to go for Pioneer VSX-D814-S receiver or if still available the Pioneer VSXD-912 which although older is better spec than the 814. I am getting mixed reports regarding loss of quality using a DVD recorder for playback. The general concensus is to have a stand alone DVD player as well. I still have my old Pioneer DV530 would that be good enough or do I really need another one like the DV-470-S or does it need to be better Than as far as speakers are concerned because I want small speakersand having been put off the Bose, he suggested going for the Pioneer S-VLF5 or S-VLF3. But having spoeken to someone else they suggested the Infinity Oreus. I didnt get a chance to listen to them but they said they didnt rate the Bose and that these were much better if I was looking for small speakers. As the subwoofer has has a 100 watt amp would I still need the receiver. I'll still be running Sky as well. Any more advice greatly appreciated.