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I have about 500 to spend anyway I can get anything decent? Need a receiver, sub, center, front speakers, and surround speakers. Will my best best be to go with a htib due to the limited resources? I know what a lot of people will say build it slowly, but I do not have the time to wait, I'm sorry.

If HTIB is the route which is best i was looking either
Onkyo HT-S5500
http://www.accessories4less.com/index.php?page=item&id=ONKHTS5500&gclid=CNX32Yz9nLQCFQ2znQodqWgAbw#!specifications

Samsung HT-E5500W
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-HT-E5500W-Channel-Blu-ray-1000-Watt/dp/B0076R7K26

Or any other suggestions? Please help Thank you
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That budget puts you deep in the "can't be picky" category.

A lot variables here so I think some more detail is in order. But, my $.02 is that wanting to spend your money now is not money well spent. Start of with a good pair of headphones and go from there. I had to buy a pair of old skool pioneer headphones with massive foam earpieces...a good pair of cans with a headphone amp has done wonders for me and has helped save my marriage in the process.


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That budget puts you deep in the "can't be picky" category.
A lot variables here so I think some more detail is in order. But, my $.02 is that wanting to spend your money now is not money well spent. /R, NearBeer

I agree with NearBeer. DO NOT spend your money on a HTIB, they are always a compromise. You can buy the following, and wind up slightly over $500.

1) Energy 5.1 Take Classic system - Highly rated and very popular. Check out Amazon's price

2) Accessories4less.com has 5.1 receivers starting at $109, with 1 year warranty.
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While I in theory agree with the two posters above, if you must purchase something and based on the two systems you linked to I would go with the Onkyo.

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In theory? My recommendations come to $508. The speaker system ships free, but I don't know about the receiver.
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^^^^^^Yes in theory. I totally agree with you. I was just offering my. 02 on the two systems he linked to. Not what I would do based on the same circumstances. That's all. You solution is far superior IMO.

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I have these speakers (been using them for years, see my build thread below). And they sound GREAT!

http://www.thedeepdiscount.com/p-7137-7-8-in-wall-speakers-ht-87-w10-powered-sub-hdsub10b-acoustic-audio.aspx

I would get a Onkyo 7.1 AV receiver with HDMI output, and as much wattage as you can afford. I'm sure you could get one of those for less than $200 and be in your budget. Just throw away the speaker wire that comes with those speakers and buy some thick wire...
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