First, not only is it brand new to me, I am brand new to the idea of setting up "surround" sound. Never set one up before.
Not looking for something to blow the walls down or have the neighbors calling the cops, just something that adds some oomph to gaming and movie watching.
Can't really run wires around the house (girlfriends veto) and can't run them through the walls (landlord veto). I'd be willing to go to 5.1+ if there were any decent wireless rear speakers, but I hear there aren't any.
Also important for the receiver to have at least one optical connection so I can run my game console optical directly to it and get surround without the input lag (this is probably normal, but I'm completely new to this stuff).
My current plan:
Onkyo TX-SR313 receiver
Pioneer SW-8MK2 Woofer
Pioneer SP-C22 center speaker
Pioneer SP-FS52 floor speaker (2)
Total cost roughly $620.
Can you guys help me get more for the same or less?
Edit to add: I'm not opposed to an HTIB setup either. My biggest concern is bang for buck.