I bit the bullet today on my Home theater system to match my 73" Mitsubishi DLP. I'll admit I was set on not spending more than $250, $300, then $400, then $450, then I said screw it lets get something nice that will last me a while and sound great. I wish I started doing research sooner and had more time to learn, but it might have taken me months to go from total newb to expert. I have learned alot from this site in a short time, and I appreciate the help I got and the old threads with lots of information.
Anyways, I don't have a huge budget but this setup cost me a little over $600. It's going to be 50% movie, 30% TV, 20% gaming in a rather large living room 18x25ish with the open wall to the kitchen. I wanted to just buy a HTIB from Yamaha or Onkyo and be done with it but I'm glad I spent a little extra and went to the next level. I'll let you guys know how this works as my second attempt at a home theater setup. [First was Onkyo receiver with 5.1 Infinity speakers back in 2001 for my parents basement]. A new PS3 will be doing the movie and gaming.
Jamo S426HCS3 5.0 Speaker System
Jamo Sub 650
What do you guys think? Pretty good for $600?