For around $1000 I'd look at the Onkyo HT-S9400THX. You could probably build a nice system with separates (receiver/speakers) but some feel that the Onkyo is about the best HTiB out there, albeit a bit expensive for a HTiB system.
Altho I've never heard of anyone actually spending even close to $1,000 for it. It does seem to be a hard system to come by tho, BUT if you look and wait you can find great deals. Right now accessories4less.com has a refurbished 9400THX for $650 + shipping, pretty good deal.
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