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If you're going to be watching Blu-ray movies on your new DLP (a rear-projection TV?) then DTS decoding is important. Most movies on Blu-ray discs use DTS for the main feature, even though DD is used for the supplements. The proportion using Dolby for the main feature is very small. Without a DTS decoder, you'd be limited to stereo audio.
That said, the quality of the speakers makes the biggest difference in the quality of the sound you hear. Onkyo's HTIB systems usually include one of their standard receivers plus a set of inexpensive speakers. You might want to consider (for now) getting the same receiver plus just a pair of higher quality speakers, using your current speakers for the surround-sound channels. Upgrade them later when you can afford it.
Marantz SR7009 avr + MM9000 amp --> Atmos 7.1.4
Fronts=NHT 2.9+AC2, FH+TM=DefTech PM1000, LCR+TM amped