I'm a complete novice to home theater. I like the reviews I've read on the Energy 5.1 classic speakers. I currently have a used, beat up dream theater by Sony and to my untrained ear, it sounds amazing. Haha. I am using a PS3 hooked up to an Optoma 350W, the sound is not via HDMI, it is just plugged into an audio output on the back of the projector. We want to get a nicer set up for movies. I was going to just get the Sony BDV-E780W... it's so easy. But it sounds so sad in the store.
I'd like to get the Energy 5.1 classic speakers hooked up to a Sony STR-DH520 receiver and a Sony Blu-ray that will stream netflix, hulu, etc... It is a bit $$ for my range (this is a budget diy theater, we already went over with theater chairs versus cheap couch).
So, does this set up sound 'eh'? I was going to get the Yamaha YHT-395 with a blu-ray and call it a day (sounds great @ Best Buy) but after some digging around, I wanted more info. I am almost ready to pull the trigger on the Sony STR-DH520. It seems to have everything we need, good reviews, good price ($185) and will sync well with a Sony blu-ray (easy part). These two together meet my needs - I just need the sound!
Thanks all. BTW, the room is not very big... 14x16 or so.