LOL. I love to be "compelled" to upgrade, but for the next five years or so I do not expect much (well, maybe the wall-paint) and some minor changes. However, a guy gotta have a dream
About the speakers: yes, they are small but they have enough power for my needs. For one thing, I would like to keep my ears working. They are not the best to start out with, but they still enjoy the surround effects and clarity of sound. In some scenes of "Arietty the Borrower"
(Studio Ghibli), the rain falling down in the garden is so real that I stopped the movie to see if it was actually raining outside (it was that kind of wheather, but outside it wasn't raining. When playing "Tron Legacy"
the bass is also such that my wife can hear it two floors downstairs. Hence, this setup is fine with me.
On the other hand: I would love to upgrade the receiver to a model capable of passing 3D HDMI signals in order to be able to upgrade the projector to a full HD 3D model (like Optoma HD25 of HD33). It's not that I am seeing pixels now, but an image quality upgrade will never hurt.
Right now, my setup is connected in a way that should not work according to Philips (brand of my receiver and BDP) nor Optoma (brand of the 3D-XL and projector). The BDP signal is passed to the 3D-XL and the 3D-XL output is passed through the receiver. This last connection should not work, since the HDMI 1.3 throughput of the receiver is supposed to eliminate the 3D signal added by the 3D-XL. However, for some reasing, the 720p 3D signal from the 3D-XL (different from a true HDMI 1.4 signal with the same spec) is perfectly transmitted through the receiver and the projector accepts it as a 3D signal. Hence, since both brand assured me this would not work, I was worried at first, but everything just works nicely. The solution they did advice me, involving an HDMI 1.4 active signal repeater, did not
work at all: as soon as one non-3D capable device was connected, the repeater 'downgraded' every signal to HDMI 1.3 without 3D.