$450 for a blu ray player and a HTIB is a stretch for quality. I'd get the onkyo HTIB from somewhere like newegg for $399. I put one in a friends house and it sounded good for the money. Then get a good blu ray player if needs be at a later date.
Thanks for putting this together. I'm looking for something similar, and don't know a ton about sound.
I have a small budget and am looking into filling up my decent sized bedroom with pretty good sound. This is my first attempt down this line -- have just been using a nice 2.1 set of computer speakers.
I want to have a receiver go out to my projector and input my laptop via HDMI into the receiver. I may add a used PS3 down the road so I can watch BluRay and NetFlix without tying up my laptop -- I figure that is the cheapest solution to upgrade the input device.
The speakers seem pretty good, and unless I find a real steal of a used one on craigslist, perhaps the best deal out there?
Can I find a less expensive receiver for my needs of maybe only two HDMI in and one out, or is this about it? I figure anything used that's older than the last couple years may have issues with earlier versions of HDMI, so new is the best route here?