first and foremost, i love the site and how much knowledge is passed around here. i've learned so much already that i'm kinda confusing myself.
i posted this question in the "home theater in a box" section, but this looks to be a much better place for responses. i got 0 responses in that section.
room size: medium sized living room with a pretty open floor plan. about 10' ceilings.
use: 70% gaming (ps3)/movies, 25% HD cable/sports, 5% music.
budget: about $1000 just for the receiver, sub, (2) floor standing speakers, and maybe a center channel.
i will add onto the setup as i go along. i ultimately wanna end up with a nice 5.1 system with a wireless rear surround setup.
well, i haven't bought any home audio equipment in a number of years, so i'm way out of the loop. i have to pretty much start from scratch cuz right now all i have is a dinky little logitech 2.1 z4 system (was for my computer) hooked up to my TV via headphone jack. although the setup is better than the tv's speakers, it is definitely not cuttin it for my gaming and movies.
i want to be able to upgrade later so i opted to go against a "home theater in a box" type of deal. i would really like to start off with a nice 3.1 system (receiver + (2) floorstanding speakers + sub + center channel) for now. i don't really have a set budget, $1000 is just what i wanna spend right now to get me started. i will add onto the setup as i get more familiar with newer hardware and things like that. i wanna end up with a nice 5.1 system that has a very clean, minimalist look to it. i hate wires showing!
thanks in advance for any input. yur help is very much appreciated.