I'm in the process of remodeling my house. It's a long story, but my wife wanted a new bathroom and that forced me to get an entertainment center (sucks, right?). The wife then threatens to buy new furniture for the house and I negotiate a quid-pro-quo deal: if she gets her furniture, I get to upgrade the surround sound system. So hear we are.
I got my first HT setup in 2002 with a Mitsubishi WD-73733 (boy was I sad when that died last year) and a yamaha HT-in-a-box.
In 2006, I needed HDMI switching so got a Sony STR-DG810 and a set of Polk RM10s
When we moved into this house in 2010, I just used the tiny Sony speakers the previous owner had installed.
This time, I'm hoping to go a bit higher end. I bought a lightly used pair of LSI-9s and am looking for the right receiver and center to go with them. For the short term, I'll probably repurpose the RM-10s as surrounds.
I'm hoping to steal a bit of knowledge from y'all in this journey. Be forewarned, I'm impulsive (in case you couldn't already tell!)
Here's the current state of the entertainment center: