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HTIB versus Component System

I am trying to decide whether to spend $600 on the new Sony BDV-E300 Blu-Ray Home Theater System, which pretty much comes with everything that I need, or spending anywhere from a $1000 to $1500 building a system by purchasing a separate receiver, Blu-Ray player, and speakers. I have a Sony XBR9 HDTV and the new Sony E-300 is just being released. Everything is telling me that this is the way to go. Am I wrong? Input from people with knowledge in this area is greatly appreciated.

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Purchase seperate components

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Buying individual components will lend itself to future expansion and leave you with an open system to expand with newer compnents in the future. This will give the system a longer life and greater satisfaction.

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quality vs price

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If you can afford to drop ~$1500 then go with the separate components. A BR player will run you about $300, a quality receiver you can keep going for some years about $500-600, and then as much as you can left on speakers+subwoofer.

But if you can really only afford $600 right now and don't foresee being able to save up to $1500 or more anytime soon, then go with the HTIB set you are looking into.

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