the best home theater for a gamer

please i need help, i planing to buy a home theater not to expensive but in middle range price for say.

i know that the home theater that i buy, should have dts compability, dolby surround 5.1, dolby prologic, mmmm what else

but i dont know who made the best home theaters, the best sound, yamaha......who?

so please help me just put your suggestion i'll be very grateful

and let me know the scential things (like dts) that must have the home theater

instruct me!!! i dont want to made a wrong decision
My suggestion is not to rush into the research. Go to and read what others think about the products they've bought and the prices they'd be surprised at the deals that are out there. Also check regularly for the items you want...I picked up my Harman Kardon AVR-310 for 380 bucks shipped brand new!

Some rules of thumb...Don't mix and match speakers...especially the front three - pick a brand name and go with it. Stay away from Sony, Aiwa, and other mass market electronic makers. If you are on a budget you're better off with a more moderately equipped Denon, Marantz, Onkyo, or Harman Kardon than a 300 watt Sony amp with 56 DSP modes at the same price.

If you can, build it one component at a time. This way you're sure to get the perfect components for'll be able to save money inbetween for higher end hardware too.

Lastly, TEST! Go to you're local electronics dealer and (if possible) listen to the speakers you want through the amp you want. Take music that you like with you so you'll have a better idea how they'll sound in your home.

One last thing...DON'T BUY BOSE! They are (for the money) WAY overpriced in relation to their performance.

BTW, this is my system...

Harman Kardon AVR 310

Polk Audio RT2000 mains

(soon to be) Polk Audio CS400 center

Polk Audio M3 rears (need to replace)

TV - RCA F38310 HDTV 16:9

DVD Xbox...hehe

...and its taken me about 5 years to put it together. :O