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Arthur. As long as everyone understand that Zvox does not manufacturer a 5.1 (or higher) system, then your parents should be quite pleased with the sound of the 550 (check out the reviews on Amazon ... I also reviewed this product there). If they expect "surround" sound, they may be disappointed. I have an average size room and the 550 seems more than adequate. For smaller rooms, the 525 might be a nice choice. For larger rooms, probably the 575. BTW, Zvox use medium density fiberboard and not plastic, so the quality is there.
As long as your parent's TV has a remote speaker menu setting, I don't see why the cable company's remote wouldn't work.
Music area: Magnepan 3.6, McIntosh MC2205 amp & C48 preamp, SVS SB13-Ultra, Oppo BDP 95, dbx 3BX, and assorted equipment.
Movie area: EMP Tek E5Bi (were rebadged to R5Bi), RBH/EMP Tek R55Ti, PSA S3000i, Denon X2000, Oppo BDP 83.