Originally Posted by likethesoundofHD
yeah thats my problem i really want hd sound because i have a ps3 and play alot of bluray movies. i could save up to say $800-$1000. what do you recommend?
Good speakers should be your priority number one... not "HD sound" - since speakers will improve the sound quality a great deal more than a higher audio bitrate.
If you can spend up to $1000, you are going to have some pretty good options. I would start looking on craigslist, eBay, or Audiogon to see if you can score a sweet deal on a used 5.1 speaker setup. Brands to look out for would be Atlantic Technology, NHT, Definitive Technology, Paradigm, Energy, PSB, and many more... just don't buy Bose.
If you want to buy new speakers, check out the HTIB Alternatives thread here: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=809777