I'm thinking about setting up a new HT and wanted some advice on the components I've been considering. My main goal is to create a system that plays DVDs very well, as I have a large collection of Region 1 discs. I'd also like something that does a halfway decent job on music.
Primary source will be an Oppo 980, as I've heard the audio and upscaling are very good for the price. In the future I'll consider purchasing a PS3 in order to play blue-ray.
For a receiver I'm thinking of either the Onkyo 576 or 606. Will I need the video upscaling or audio decoding of the 606? From what I've read the 576 will pass through any 1080p content to the TV, and the PS3 takes care of its own audio decoding. But what about the Oppo?
Speakers will be either the Wharfedale Diamond 9 set (http://www.lvmartin.co.nz/public/products/ProductViewDetails.aspx?productcode=DIAMOND9PK+R&level1code=L1ENT&level2code=L2STE) or Jamo set (http://www.jamo.com/eu-en/products/s-606-hcs-6-description/)
And for the TV I'm thinking of the Sony KLV-40S400A (http://asia.cnet.com/reviews/home_av/tvs/0,39037585,43427449p,00.htm) I don't need the Freeview on the V models, so this looks like a reasonably cheap set but still has 1920x1080.
Any thoughts on this setup? Any recommendations are appreciated, and I'm open to suggestions on other equipment in this price range.