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I'd figure out how to run the speaker wires before buying the equipment. I wouldn't want any cables visible, but that's admittedly picky.
If you want to step up in price, you can get upgraded L-C-R fronts, and some less expensive rear surrounds, with a separate subwoofer.
Any other source equipment you might need? Blu-ray player? Think about where everything will sit, or be mounted. On-wall display? Or sitting on a cabinet? Where will the center channel be located?
Do the speakers need to be shallow, if on-wall? Would you consider in-wall rear speakers, for aesthetic reasons? If you're going to run cables in the walls, you might as well use in-wall speakers.
Don't use the speaker wires that come with the speakers, if you're installing in-wall - you'll need in-wall rated cables for that.
You may want to piece together the system over the next couple years, starting with nicer L-C-R speakers and old whatever speakers for the rears. Then, add a subwoofer. Then, replace the surrounds.
Just a few thoughts.
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