Just wanted to share:
My father owns a YSP-3500 that he probably overpaid for, and a yamaha sub hooked up along with a 50in samsung plasma in his living room, which is a fairly large room, and it sounds amazing. Upstairs he had the Bose 321 (thanks to my mother), and would continually complain about not hearing dialogue, poor bass response, etc. He finally had it after the dvd player that comes with the system just stopped playing half of his very large dvd collection.
I took him on a trip to best buy, purchased a samsung blu ray player (p1600, they had it marked down to 129 and he had a bunch of Best Buy gift cards.) We then walked over to Sams Club and picked up the Vizio with wireless sub after much convincing (he truly believed that it would be a piece of junk.)
Long story short, Had everything hooked up for him in about 20min, threw on Transporter 3 on blu ray, and proceeded to shake the house. The sub was placed in the back of the room, behind the listening positions, and we could not tell the difference between this 260 dollar piece of equipment and the ysp downstairs. It sounded great, and he is now pissed that he spent about 900-1000 bucks on the ysp-3500 downstairs.
Thank you AVS forum!