Hi I am new here I have been reading several posts as to what would be a good setup for a beginner such as myself for my first home theater. My ideas for speakers are:
2 x Monitor 60 or 70 Floor standing for my fronts
2 x Monitor 40 Bookshelf or Monitor 50 Floor standing for the surrounds
1 x CS2 Center Channel
1 x PSW550 Sub woofer
I am still debating for receivers to either go with a Denon AVR1610 or Onkyo TX-SR508. I am leaning towards the Denon, but if people have opinions as to which would be better or other receivers that are equivalent, I am open to suggestions. My budget for the receiver is less than $400US preferably.
I am also hoping to set this up in my bedroom, do you think it would be unnecessary to have a 5.1 setup in a bedroom? My goal is to have it in my bedroom initially and when I graduate from university and find my own place It will be used as my living room home theater. Or should I go for a 2.1 setup initially and then purchase additional speakers when necessary? Not sure if it makes any difference but my main uses will be watching movies connecting my computer and playing ps3 on it. I have a 1080p samsung plasma tv.
I apologize for having so many questions, I am still a noob with home theaters. Any suggestions or recommendations will be extremely beneficial.