here is the deal. i have won a couple of prizes over the past year from work parties and they have the option or returning them to best buy for an in-store credit. as of now i have about $1000 worth of credit. i am looking to build a home theater system and figured that i could use this to start. personally i am not a big fan of best buy, but this is almost free for me.
i have been looking at the B&W and Polk series. i would like the floor speakers with center, sub, and surrounds. i believe that i only need 5.1 (not 7.1 or 9.1). other possibilities are getting the receiver or others equipment from best buy and then getting the rest online or somewhere else.
this is not a dedicated media room, it is a living room/kitchen. the actual living room is about 19' * 17' with 8' ceilings. i am not looking to go "top of the line", but rather something to make my viewing pleasure. I like to listen to music while i am cleaning around the house. i also like to play games sometimes (rockband, need for speed, final fantasy, etc.)
as of this time i have nothing. i am using my PS3 and Mac Mini for media playback. the sound is coming from the two speakers in my Hitachi 65 rear projection tv.
thanks in advance for all the advice.