So, after years of using rag-tag, pieced together equipment, I have took the plunge and started getting the components for my first decent home theater system. My budget was $5000, which put me lacking a couple of small things yet, but those will come. Let me know what you all think:
TV - Samsung LN46A550
Receiver - Onkyo TX-SR806
DVD Player - Oppo DV-981HD
CD Player - Onkyo DX-7555 (yeah, the DVD would do decent, but i had read such good things about these that i thought it worth it)
Remote - Logitch Harmony 670 Universal
Fronts - Polk RTiA7s (purchased at 1/2 price from Polk, refurbished)
Rears - Polk RTiA1s
Center - Polk CSiA6
Sub - Polk DSWpro500
Will also have a Tascam DA-20 DAT player (that needs to be cleaned), a Tascam MD player, and my Comcast box hooked up. The one thing I didn't have the money for right now is another turntable...which will be next on the list. I am also considering a refurbished Nak cas deck at some point. One big thing I need is some wall mounts for the RTiA1s - if anyone knows of some good ones that are easily adjusted w/o removing please let me know.
With everything purchased, I am left with about $360 to make a flexi-rack to hold all this. I have it designed and a friend's cousin, who builds custom cabinets, is going to hopefully get the material for me at a good price.
I have read that the SR806's run hot so I have given it plenty of space - 2-inchs top and bottom. If it still runs hot, I have room to mount a small fan to blow air on it, but I don't think it will come to that.
Quite excited I am!