Separates really only start to make sense above 1000 dollars in my opinion. Unlike other cheaper HTIB's the Onkyo systems usually offer more options for expansion.
I want to spend $700-$1000 on a 7.1 home theater system, preferably far under $1000. I really know nothing about home audio--the lingo seems a bit out of my league- and the Onkyo 9100THX htib is appealing for that reason. I can get it for about $850. Can anyone suggest a 7.1 seperate system that is better for around the same price? Or is it just simpler to stick with the all-in-one formula? Thanks.