I have seen many HTIB's displaying 1000watts of power or 800watts of power... My question to you guys is what the difference is between, say an Onkyo 502 receiver with a pair of good speakers vs. a 1000 watt HTIB from Panasonic, etc. I know soundwise, the Onkyo 502 with a good speaker set will blow away the HTIB any day of the week, but how do these HTIB's get a wattage rating of 1000watts or 600watts? I work at a big box retailer and am still fairly new, but I have been wondering why this is so. You have a 1000watt panny system for $342 yet have a 770watt 7.1 Onkyo at $1345 (Onkyo TXNR901)...?????