I know things related to this subject have been posted before, but I'm having a hard time finding specific enough information. If anyone could help, I would really appreciate it. I am looking to "upgrade" my home theater system, because what I have now is quite paltry. I currently have a Cambridge Soundworks Desktop Theater Playworks 2500. It's meant to be used for a computer (which I hope to relegate it to shortly) or a Playstation. It does Dolby Digital but now that I'm out of the dorm, its time for something slightly better. So here's the deal. I need something for $400 or less, not much to work with. I was thinking a home theater in a box, but opinions on those seem fairly negative around here. So my question is twofold: if I get a HTiB, which one is decent? Secondly, if everyone is against them, should I just get a better receiver for now and upgrade the speakers later? If not, is it even possible to get 5 speakers, a subwoofer and a separate receiver for less than $400? Any recommendations or suggestions would be much appreciated, but I CAN'T spend more than $400.