So you want to be an all-powerful home theater god? Not a problem, but you WILL need to buy the VSX-36TX, just to seal the deal. The VSX-36TX features THX-EX surround processing, meaning that you and your guests will now be TOTALLY surrounded with 6.1 channels of sound in movies and other Surround-Back (SB) encoded material. If you like, employ two SB speakers for 7.1 channels (remember, the .1 refers to your sub). 100 Watts per channel x 5 in surround mode will ensure goose bumps. The Elite two-year warranty applies.