Energy Take 5.1 (can be had for under $400)
Pioneer vsx1022 (can be had for around $300)
All for under $1000.00.
I've owned bose...they simply aren't worth the money. The energy take 5.1 is far and away better and 1/5 the price. For a home theater and media room, the ps3 is still the best investment around--constant updates, flexibility, and if you read up on the sound settings (other threads), you can pass full hd audio to your receiver.
I just set this up for my friend's living room (we also setup a dedicated home theater with a really nice axiom setup)...the energys are amazing, even when you listen to them after the axioms.