Hi Greg....Thanks for the help. I am sure if I applied myself, I could look real hard at my basement surroundings and figure out where and how to place everything. And I could probably learn about what chords to get for each piece of equipment and where everything gets connected. I suppose I could even learn how to set things up on screen between TV, Cable Box, Receiver or Amp/Pre-Amp, Slim PS3, etc.
However, my personality is such where I just stress out over things I do not know about or feel will take me forever to figure out....along with the many mistakes I would make.
So, even though I do agree with everything you said, my personality is such, where I just want to find someone nearby that knows about all of this stuff, pay them, without me going broke, and have them place, set-up and connect everything for me, so all I have to do is just turn on the power and watch my TV or PS3, or listen to music.
I have driven myself crazy over the past few months just trying to figure out what equipment would be best for me since I did not have a clue. the problem has been that almost everyone has a different opinion of what receiver or speakers are better and it only confused me more.
I am sure there are some people in Syracuse that do this connecting/installing stuff, even though mine will not be a true install. It will be placing my equipment in my equipment rack, then just placing my speakers where they should go in a 5.1 set-up and connecting chords. Then, just turn everything on and make the on-screen adjustments.