I've been reading the forums for the past few days and have gained a whole lot more understanding, so thank you to everyone.
I have saved a little money and am narrowing my decision down to a few option for a home theatre. Unfortunately my budget is around $300-$500 so naturally I'm looking at HTiB set up. I have a 50" Samsung DLP, a XBOX 360, and a Wii. My room is 15' X 10' and I would love a 5.1 setup.
$349.99 Panasonic SC-PT954 (Wireless Rear Speakers)
$399.99 Sony HT-SF2000 (Comes with four speaker stands)
$449.97 Sony DAV-HDX501 W/C (Wireless Rear Speakers)
$299.99 Sony DAV-HDX274
Which one would you guys suggest. One question I would have is how can you tell if the HDMI passes just video or both Video and Audio? Because on the box it isn't very clear. Wireless rears are a cool idea but not a sale buster. Because I don't need the DVD player which all of these come with, I have also thought about buying a cheap AV unit like this 5.1 Sony-STRDG520 from Best Buy for $199 and then just buying some cheaper speakers. Any opinions are greatly appreciated.