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Old 04-20-2008   #1
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Default New System Advice

I have a very badly aging Sony 5.1 component surround sound system with Bose AM-7 speakers and a 27" RCA TV that I bought in the early to mid 1990's. We are empty nesters now and I am ready to ditch it for a new A/V system. We need a HDTV home theater system that doubles as our primary music system with room for growth. Our original budget was in the $5,000 to $6,000 range, but I want to get the best value, so we might go higher. It will be in a room that is about 12' x 18' x 8' celing with the unit offset on the long wall due to a door opening. The two short walls have a brick fireplace at one end and a large wall unit w/bar at the other end, so placement there is not really an option. This is what I have in mind at the moment:

HDTV: Sony KDXL 46XBR Bravia LCD - pretty well sold on reviews and store visits
TV Source: Charter Cable - for the moment anyway
Receiver: Onkyo TX-SR805 - pretty well sold on reviews and store visits
iPod Dock: Onkyo DS-A2X iPod Dock
Cables: HDMI wherever possible
DVR: Undecided - may be future option
BluRay: Undecided - Looking at a Panasonic unit
Speakers: Undecided 5.1 for now , 7.1 in future - probably not Bose this time
Open to suggestions, but small size and great sound required

Optional relic components I might or might not reuse:

VCR: Sony relic reused - used rarely
DVD/CD: Sony relic reused - used often
Turntable: Pioneer relic reused - never used since CD/DVD took over

Any comments or suggestions on this configuration?
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