I know there are a lot of audiophiles here so I thought I'd ask for some advice. Before anything let me please preface any advice with the following. I am not an audio guy. Just like I do not appreciate fine wines and spirits or a beautifully balanced gourmet meal, for me audio is basic and simple. As such I'm looking for a stereo setup that offers good value and performance for the money. I'm not interested in spending a ton of money for features and quality that will go totally unappreciated. Now for the setup. In my basement I built a small room (about 12' wide by 16' long) that I want to turn into a theater room. I have a ceiling mounted HD projector and have run speaker wires that allow me to mount 5 speakers around the room (center channel and 4 corners). The wires come out of the walls at the apex to the ceiling and are dry-walled in and I don't want to move them. I want to install 5 speakers and get some kind of receiver to run audio through them. This room is for video only and I do not need a way to play music. The video ouputs are streaming, DVD's, TV cable input, and even possibly a VCR (yes I'm that ancient) Here are some of my questions and preferences: 1. Is there a receiver with a remote control where I can operate all or most of the desired inputs without having to have any other external devices? 2. Do I need a sub-woofer or are the 5 speakers enough? I'd prefer the speakers to be small to fit the room (don't need huge boxes bolted to the walls) and am not sure where I would place a sub-woofer. 3. I'm ok with buying some used recommendations and would like to keep the spending low. I've always thought of BOSE stuff to be ok but again I know next to nothing about this. Any information would be appreciated. Let's not get carried away and spend a fortune. The goal is good value.