Hello all - 1st post here, long time lurker. I am glad to have found such an active community. I am attempting to start building my first decent surround system, primarily for blu-ray, video games, and a bit of music as well. I have had a 5.1 AVR from RCA (professional series ~100w/channel) that I got from my Dad used about 5 years ago. It's probably 10 years old :-). Along with that was a mix of his old speakers for front/center/sub and some new Polk RC80is that I put in the ceiling. I have a great-room style living area, around 16' x 16'. Hardwood. So - really time to upgrade!
I started my research and began with a CS20 which is hooked up now, and have a pair of Tsi500s and a PSW125 on the way. Due to the nature of my living area, I hope to keep the RC80is in the ceiling for rears (if they will be ok) or possibly integrate them into a 7.1 setup??? I am hoping I have a decent group of speakers put together, but I am now looking for an AVR. Budget-wise I would like to stay between $500-$750, but I am not in a hurry and quality is important if it needs to cost more I will wait. I have been looking at Onkyo, but am open to all suggestions.
Hopefully I hit all the important details - I did some searching so hopefully this won't be a total re-post. I really appreciate any/all help! Point me in the right direction?