Ok, so I am pretty much the most indecisive person in the world, and I apologize for that. You guys have been super helpful and I appreciate it a lot. I have decided there are entirely too many options in the home audio world. However, I think I have narrowed it down to 2 options:
Just get the packaged 9400THX
Receiver - Onkyo TXNR609
Pioneer Surround Bundle - FS-51 pair (L&R), C21 (center), and BS-21 pair (rear)
Another pair of BS-21 to make 7.1
Subwoofer - either the Energy S10.3 or the BIC v1020
Option 2 ends up being about 175 dollars more than option 1, both are in my budget.
1. Given the price difference, which would you choose? It basically comes down to if the different speakers are that much better considering both options have the same receiver.
2. If I decide on option 2, will the non-THX rated speakers make the system not sound as good for movie surround sound? In both cases I will have the Audyssey EQ.
3. If I decide on option 2, is that receiver a good match for those speakers?