Fun opportunity for me... I am building a new system for the great room. I need this to be a 2+1 system. It has been many years since I have done this (>15). Money is not much of an issue... budget ~ $2K for receiver & speakers. The "Theater room" is downstairs and might be my next effort with larger budget. For now, I am looking for a great 2+1 system that runs a variety of devices. Here is the list: Computer HD signal, blue ray(3D), xbox, ipod, 50" HD TV, other? The receiver + speakers is the first quest in that i need to run wires when the contractor is here in a few weeks. I quickly found the Bose 235 system, which I understand from another thread I shouldn't pursue. Would like the front speakers to be mounted in deep pockets - can be 7" high by 18" wide. I recognize I can make my own covers. Any advice on where to start digging? thanks in advance.