I have 55 inches LED and would like to now buy a good HT system. I was hooked onto buying a Bose 5.1 that's is arnd the 1K range. Then I came to know that I ALSO need a receiver that runs about 300-400 for a decent piece. You by now know the depth of my knowledge! After reading online a bit about Bose overall review is Bose is over-priced and there are plenty other better/cheaper options, correct me if I am wrong.
So my question is this... can I have a 5.1+ receiver in $500 or less range that is as good as Bose? If yes can you point me to some forums where I can learn more about the configs in that price range?
Thanks for your help.