Check out Rotel, good bang for the buck...and is often mated with BW speakers at dealers, unles you want to spend alot of money just to say you have a high price HT, I see no reason why Rotel wouldnt fit your needs
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If you'll also be listening to music on your system I'd check out the Cary audio stuff. I own the Cinema 6 pre/pro, Cinema 5 amp, and DVD-6. Those three well matched pieces (cosmetically and sonically) do a fantastic job with music and Home Theater both. By far the best electronics I've ever owned.
As far as DLP VS LCD - just like the audio, go try to check it out in person. LCD is cheaper than DLP and the performance gap is narrowing. I've had a Sony LCD projector (HS10) for several years, and I still love it.
Check out a brand new Arcam AVR300 home theatre receiver. Has a nice phono section, excellent analogue stereo listening, and is very good as a processor with all the usual modes. The amplifier is also very good and powerful enough for all but things like Thiel and nasty Maggies at 1 ohm!
A used Krell HTS is also a nice choice but I'd look at the Arcam. A used Meridian DVD 596 is a decent choice but I am not very versed in high end DVD players as I do not watch that much in the way of DVD since HDTV came out.
Used- Anthem AVM 30 Pre-pro $2500.
Used- Mac 402's on the 802's $3100
Used- Mac 7104 biamp two channels for the HTM 1 and the other two channels for the 805's $1500
Used- any decent 2 channel 150 watt NAD- $300 for the SCM's
Used Esoteric DV50 DVD/SACD- $2,500
And you have a whole $100 left over for cables.