I bought the Sammy BR Player off Woot today... So that problem is solved.
And yes, I'd probably agree: I don't need 7.1.
Honestly I don't want to spend a whole lot- I just want something that sounds decent, good quality. It doesn't have to be exceptional, just better than the Home Theatre in a Box cheapo systems, if you get my drift.
Edit, And I probably want a receiver that has 3-4 HDMI inputs and an output... That way all my devices go straight to the receiver so it can output proper 5.1, and the TV still gets the HDMI signal. Monoprice has a great $50 solution for this but it's been out of stock for a couple months.
Edit 2, I should probably note floorstanding speakers are probably out of the question. Lack of places to put them, mainly. I'll try to get a sketch of the room.