I continue to go through different plausible setups for my entry into home theater. I currently just have a 32" JVC TV with audio comin through it. I have a component-connected XBOX, which doubles as a DVD player. Most of my time is spent on XBOX gaming, DVD's, and TV (sports).
So I'd like a nice surround setup to go with this. For X-mas, my 'rents will likely get me the Onkyo HT-S760, if I'd like that. When I first considered HT, that's all I wanted and would have been completely satisfied with it. Now, however, I'm considering the component route. As an option, I could get the $500 they would pay for the Onkyo HTIB, and use it towards the following setup:
-RTi70's ($400/pair open box at CC)
-FXi30's ($200/pair open box at CC)
-Free 202 sub (but might upgrade to 303 for $100 more)
-Csi30 ($150 at CC.............BC MINE DOESN'T HAVE THE DAMN CSi40)
So that setup would be around $800 (I could prolly negotiate even more since i would be payin $600 of open box items). I would then search for a decent 6.1 receiver, so tack on another 300-400 and I'm at just over 1100.
This leads me at a $600 out of my personal savings for this polk setup vs nothing for the Onkyo HTIB.
So what I'm asking all of you, is whether you feel this is honestly worth that much more cost. I'm only 19, not a huge audiophile, am coming from an audio system out of a JVC TV, and will mostly use it for XBOX gaming, DVD"s, and sports TV. So given that, do you feel it's worth it?
Now a little rant.... WHY DOESN'T MY LOCAL CC HAVE THE CSI40 FOR $200~~~~~~!!~! AAAHHHHHHHHHH