The new audio gear is up and working and its bliss.
The Onkyo Tx-Sr608 and Harman/Kardon HKTS 16bq/230 5.1 speaker set are a match made in heaven. Its ambrosia to our hifi starved ears.
The set up is wonderful. Still needs some work, I just got the optical audio cable today, HDMI is planned for later.. Ill still have to put the cables through the walls, put the speakers up, tinker some more with the setup, .. But its already Thoroughly enjoyable!
I do see a problem however in getting the Onkyo remote to work for the other devices. So far none of them are control-able..
But Im not complaining.. Hearing that pristine sound and those wonderful bass melts my worries away..