I just bought my 50" plasma and now I have to have some surround sound. I am a complete audio moron so please forgive me if I ask something stupid. From reading a bunch of threads here it seems like a lot of people really like the Onkyo 780. Was all set to get it until I saw that it was 7.1 instead of 5.1. I have a decent size room, but the way it is set up the 7 speakers would just be a bit too much for me. I am able to spend around $500 for a system, and it has to be a htib - no DVD player needed, but will take one with the system if that is how it comes. I know it is better to piece together a system, but it just isn't going to happen for at least 6 months. I went to Best Buy to buy a 5.1 htib (please don't yell at me for buying one there ), but I had no clue which one to get. I primarily want it for tv and movies, so music is rather secondary. A lot of the stuff there was 6.1 and 7.1, so I figured I should ask the people here if getting the 7.1 is just something I have to do. If anyone knows of some good 5.1 systems (don't necessarily have to get at BB or similar), I would be very thankful, as I am just completely lost. For all I know they will all work OK, but just thought I should ask. May as well try to get the best system I can. Thanks for your help.