If he is only looking for home theater performance, why not look into the RTiA line of speakers? The LSi's are much better for music while the RTiA are much better performers in the home theater sector. You also do not have to worry about being able to find them because they are still being produced by Polk and I would imagine an upgrade is not due out for a couple more years. The RTiA's are cheaper and easier to drive. Just some more food for thought.