ANY installer who recommends ANY Bose product is FAR FROM REPUTABLE!
Bose always was, is and probably always will be low budget trash that is marketed to the uninformed masses.
I am working with a highly recommended installer, and in his assessment he suggested that i DO NOT put 5.1 becuase the room, 12x9 ,is too small and the speakers will be too close to allow for proper surround sound delays. I disccussed with him the possibility of using the delay feature in the receiver, but he said it doesn't matter. I really don't want to go with a virtual sound setup after spending so much money, and i can get a small good 5.1 for cheap for this size room. I will be sitting 10 ft from the LCD.
As far as setup, the room only has a couch and a Samsung 40 LCD 4095D. I was thinking of a Onkyo 5.1 TX-SR304S with a Polk RM6750BK 5.1. I would use an upconverting DVD and DirectTV HD both connected to the LCD with HDMI and for audio to the Onkyo with digital optical. I will probably do this for under $800, not including the cables. All the components will be in the closet with RF remotes.
What are you experiences with rooms this small? Will I still be able to get the sound field that I need for surround? Am I not considering something. This represents a couple of weeks of research.