Greetings everyone. I'm going to upgrade my TV to a Panasonic 60" plasma and I want to bring the audio up to snuff as well. I'd like to get a 3D Blu-Ray player just so that I've got 3D capability if I ever want to use it. My current room is about 14' x 18' and I don't have much room behind the couch for a ton of speakers. My current setup is a little Onkyo DR-UN7 driving Bose cube speakers and a passive sub. It's fine for what I do, but hey, it's time to upgrade.
At this point, I know that whatever I get will be better than what I've got and I'm looking for advice from people that have lived with systems for a while. I'm leaning towards a generic HTIB because I can get a Blu-Ray player with decent audio for a nice price but I'm not afraid of building my own either. This is where I could use some sage advice from you.
My budget probably tops out around $600 or so, but I'm willing to push it for a deal. I'll primarily use the system for TV, XBOX 360 including music games, and movies in that order. Any builds or packages you recommend would be a great help. I know I'm not a big enough audiophile to appreciate the best stuff, so the top of the line isn't necessary. I'm just looking for a nice system that gives me some good sound. I do prefer systems with a clean, minimalist design that use smaller tabletop speakers as opposed to big towers. It's nice that those little Bose speakers don't stand out like crazy. Thank you all in advance.