I decided to start a new thread, so I could get some more opinions. Everyone had convinced not to HTIB. I have gotten a consensus to buy an Onkyo 494 receiver. Now for speakers, I have received a bunch of different opinions, my head is spinning. I don't have any right now, and I definitely want to get a center channel and a subwoofer. I've increased my budget a little bit. Assuming I now have $500-600 to play with let's start over with what my speaker options are.