I just bought my first HD tv and was gifted a hand me down receiver (Denon 587). The house has surround wiring run already, but I have never owned speakers to wire up to. The room is 13' deep by 20' wide with the kitchen/breakfast area opening on the opposite side of the room from the TV.
I am open for suggestions on budget, but am trying to lean towards the reasonable end of the spectrum, not the dream set up end.
I am not sure if I should by a set of speakers or piece them together. Are stand alone speakers better than mounting to the wall even though I'm prewired?
I have a swimming pool and would like to have speakers outside too, but not on the initial purchase.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.