SHOULD I GET HTiB OR SEPARATES?

If you prefer to buy all of your home theater components in one stop, then you should consider an Integrated System or “Home Theater in a Box” (HTiB). These “all-in-one” packages include speakers, subwoofer and an AV receiver. Some even come equipped with a DVD or Blu-ray player. The benefit is that everything is included in an HTiB, even the cables, and set up is easy.
The downside is many HTiB systems lack the power and performance to really bring your home theater to life. THX teamed with Onkyo to launch the Onkyo HT-S9100THX, an all-in-one speaker/receiver package that delivers the best of both worlds—great THX performance at an affordable price.