Originally Posted by postrokfan
I wouldn't necessarily go with HTIB. Spend on speakers and get a cheap AVR for now. You could start with 3.1 or 2.1 and expand later. However, I guess you could opt for one of the Jamo home theater speaker packages and a Denon 1612. That should be within your budget. From what I understand, Jamo offers pretty decent sound quality on a budget.
Well a 5.1 set is possible in that budget but 7.1 is a tall order and in fact it's rare that his room can support 7.1 setup.... Most movies are still 5.1 to...
What are the specifics of this guys room?(LxWxH) Does he consider himself an audiophile?
$700 on receiver wont get you much.
Denon avr-591(last years model)
Polk monitor 30's two pairs
Polk CS1 center
Polk psw10 subwoofer
Or the Jamo s606 hcs3 5.0 speaker set from vanns.com with the denon avr-591 he can add a subwoofer later if he chooses