Blatant newbie question...
My wife and I are planning to buy a Surround Bar for our living room - Circuit City is tossing in a free Polk 10" sub to go with it right now. What receivers would you recommend to pair up with the Surround Bar? We're trying to keep the budget under $2k for everything (originally $1k, but we realized that wasn't going to cut it...) We want XM radio, but it appears that just about all receivers have that now. 7.1 as well - as I'll likely get rear speakers down the line.
While you're in the recommending mood - I've been warned the 10" sub might not be the best route to go and to try and upgrade it at Circuit City when I buy it. Of the subs available at a store like that - what would you recommend?
Thanks for your thoughts. I can ramble on about synths and music gear all night long, but I'm not too knowledgeable on home theater equipment.
If it helps - the room is very long and narrow. The doorways kind of make a discrete speaker system hard to do in this room - so I'm excited about the Surround Bar. We also run a line from our TV to a 2nd tv in the kitchen (they both back up against the same wall). I've got the audio and video both working on the 2nd tv with our current system (Sony theater in a box from 2001...) - hopefully the new one will have no problems with that.