Thanks for the tips guys. Wow, lots of choices it's mind boggling.
The TV was easy choice (well, unless 4K is going mainstream soon, hope not).
The stand with bracket was easy as pie
The 3d blu-ray player was easy as pie.
The receiver, narrowed down to a few, with Marantz nr1403 looking like a possibility. That's another 1001 choices field.
The speakers though...wooh nelly.
Lots to chew on. I doubt I can get those CMT/CBM speakers in Canada, but sure sounds like you know your stuff. I'll look into it.
The reason why I mentioned Cambridge S30 was because it's so easy to get up the street and at $300 / pair, would that be something that just doesn't impress as much as the other suggestions here? Or would that be shitting on the Panasonic ZT and not doing the sound justice?
We're definitely going to take the time and browse the 1001 options
Thanks for the detailed setup suggestion Giegar.
Isn't it risky ordering speakers online, if you've never listened to them before?
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