It's been a loooooong time since I've posted on these forums and almost as long since I've even visited them, mostly because I'm happy with my current system and haven't had any problems with it.
Flash forward to now, I'm currently offshore with someone who recently got a media room installed in his house and was talking all about it and I inquired about what kind of system he had and he mentioned that he's got a 90" Sharp Aquos TV and (of course) a Bose speaker system to go along with it.
When I found that out, I ended up educating him about Bose vs. other speaker companies, etc. and he decided he wanted to upgrade to something that's actually good (he's fairly liberal with spending money) but it's been so long since I've looked into speakers and receivers so I have no idea what to recommend.
His media room is apparently about 12'x18' and he said he's got up to $5,000 to spend and wants a 7.1 system (plus receiver) but like I said, I don't know what kind of system that will buy. He would use it mostly for movies but he's also a big boxing nut so he'd use it for the occasional PPV boxing fight as well, though I'm not sure how much that would change things.
I tried searching through other threads in here but it seems as though every one had different requirements for different sized rooms for slightly different systems so hopefully you don't mind that I started a new thread.
Anyways, thanks in advance for your help.