Matt. I'm really sorry to not answer the question the way you wanted, but I wouldn't give advice I don't believe in. I wouldn't waste my money on $100 HTIB. I think the lowest entry level system you should get would be something like the yamaha YHT-390. This way, you have a full fledged AVR and speakers that you don't mind trashing when you are ready to upgrade. I realize that is about $250 more than you wanted to spend, but I believe the quality of the end result would be worth it for me.