All you need as A/V receiver & a few speakers. I like Yamaha receivers. What is your price range? Athena speakers are very competitive right now. If you don't feel comfortable posting about $$$, then go ahead & email me. We can find the system that is the best bang for your buck. I assume you will mostly be watching dvds / tv on it? perhaps play some music CDs through it too (need to connect a cd player to it or some dvd players play CDs).
I've got a Sony DVP NS305 Dvd player which has the "digital out" port, and I have a TV, the only thing I need is 5.1 speakers. When I searched for surround sound, all of em were selling the speakers with the DVD player, i already have the dvd player, i don't need one. What do I need to buy to connect my dvd player with the surround 5.1 speakers. Is that an A/V reciever or is that an amplifier? And the A/V recievers i looked at at Cnet all were kind of DVD players, they all had Dvd playing functinoality? Can't i just buy a router type of thing that just makes 5.1 speakers work with my current DVD player, and does it matter if I buy different brand speakers and different band router or A/V Reciever or whatever for that matter, i mean is there any compatibility issue? Thanks.