I have everything ordered, now comes the wait. I went with the following
Yamaha 661 receiver
x-ls center speaker
x-sub (explanation below)
24" x-ls speaker stands
Oppo 981 DVD
Ok, I was going to go with the Bic sub, but it did not pass the wife test. She wanted the woodgrain finish on the speakers, and of course, the sub had to match. I looked up the specs, and though the Bic looks to have greater range, and is probably the better choice, I am sure the x-sub will be good (I looked up some info on the net, and talked with the people at the company). The x-sub also had the advantage of being smaller, and will fit in my limited space better anyway.
Ok, another question for you guys. Do any of you have any feedback on getting Directv HD. I am a current Directv customer (without any HD), and want to upgrade to the HD DVR HR 20. I called Directv and they will upgrade my dish for free, but I have to pay $299 for the HD DVR, and I had to renew my 2 year contract. I tried to haggle with the person, but it was a regular customer service person, and she said she would have a specialist call me back in couple days. I have heard Directv does haggle with people (just like a car lot), so I was wondering if any of you have had any success with them, and what you got? If not, I will just pay the $299 and get on with my life.
Once the system is all set up, I will let you guys know how its going. Thanks again for all your help!
52" Samsung 750, finally satisfaction