Look at systems from Onkyo, Denon, and Yamaha. Beware of HTIBs with 3 or 4 ohm speakers and passive subwoofers because you won't be able to upgrade any of those pieces without junking the entire system. The three manufacturers I mentioned make HTIBs built around real receivers that can be kept if you decide to upgrade any of the other parts.
That system is built around an AVR-1513, which is a real receiver. So, yes, I'd recommend it as a foundation piece since it can be upgraded down the road. But, you'll need to see whether the features of the receiver and the speaker package works for you. I can't help there.