A couple of weeks ago I decided that our living room and panny 50ut50 could do with a 5.1 surround system.
Im in New Zealand and there seems to be less choice but its a lot more expensive.
It didnt take long to see that I shouldnt get a htib, as I have a ps3 I didnt want to anyway.
The next option was to buy either a receiver package deal or a seperate receiver and speakers.
The ones that I looked at (small budget) were:
Wharfdale MS100b and a seperate (cheapish) receiver.
After hours of searching forums and seeking advice I understand that buying seperates is the best way to go.
So looking at receivers, I had to try and eliminate those that did not have the functions that others did (HD decoding, ARC, 4k pass though, Audussey, active or powered sub, etc etc etc)
After all that I found myself adding more and more to the budget to get a better receiver and one that would last longer.
I thought I had settled on the Onkyo NR414, but then for a bit more was the better NR515.
The only problem with the above is that the receiver is a 1/4 more than what I wanted to pay in the first place for a whole system!
My head is spinning and fried from all the information, and trying to work out what to do.
What Im trying to get at is will my original idea of just a basic / entry level set up be good enough for what I need?
Any advice or comments would be greatly appreciated.