Responses from gigiandgogo

Best budget 5.1 surround receiver and speakers?
Pdn is right about the Marantz receivers. Find one on here or ebay and then shop for speakers the same way. Paradigm or similar will give you great sound on a budget.Enjoy the hunt. 
Pioneer Plasma for Video + DVD + PC ?
I have a Pioneer Plasma 50" and love it. We sit about 14' away and while it doesn't dominate the room, it fills it pretty nicely. We could have used up to about a 55" screen with our size room (the recommended size is even bigger), but love the Pi...