I got the idea of a sub with HDMI inputs from the Onkyo HTX-22HDX 2.1 system. It may be the only one like that exists like that, as I haven't found any other, and maybe that's not really even a sub...more like a base module, maybe. And I suspect it's probably not very good, but I honestly don't know.
As far as building a 2.1 goes, I've found a Yamaha receiver for $169, a pair of Pioneer SP-BS21-LRs for $55, and a Pioneer SW-8 sub for $97. Would that be a good sounding system, or do you have any other recommendations in that price range? Do you guys think I need two bookshelf speakers and a sub, or two book shelf speakers and a center channel speaker with no sub?
I always assumed I'd need to get two book shelf speakers and a sub, but I, of course, could be wrong. The "system" will be used for Directv and Movies about 99% of the time.
Thank you all for your help.
Oh, and by the way, I live in Owensboro, a town in western Kentucky, so it's unlikely I'll find much on Craigslist. It's possible, I suppose, but a long shot.