That's a tough question to answer because there are so many variables that really only you can answer. Budget is usually the first consideration. If you're looking for a 5.1, 7.1 experience the best way is to purchase separates (AVR, speakers) after careful consideration and listening. It depends, in part, on what your tv has as well. Full complement of High Speed HDMI inputs, coax/opitcal out ,etc. For me, I chose to go the route of a separate HTS, separate BD player (with built-in WiFi) and matched the outputs/inputs as best as I could (basically for ease of setup and minimal cables).