So i'm stuck on buying my first home theater system don't know a lot about this stuff; I have my cable box, xbox 360, and computer with a sound card that supports up to 7.1 optical audio that I plan on using with this. Currently they are hooked up to a 48 inch Samsung LCD TV I have and have been using the built in speakers which are terrible. It will be going into a medium sized bedroom so i won't be installing these in a living room but want something that will last me awhile.
I've narrowed it down to these two on dells website:
The Yamahas are much better. You are probably better off getting a PS3 as a blu ray player as it gets constant updates to meet updating hdmi specs and it can do LPCM in addition to bitstreaming. Besides, the ps3 exclusives are coming in an avalanche now, plus it doesn't sound like a tornado like the 360