It's that time of year again . . . the days after Christmas when you go out and get what you really wanted for Christmas.

Currently I've got a HDTV and it's hooked into a stereo system. However, what I really would like is a decent surround sound system so I can also hook up my DVD player to it as well . . . currently I cannot do this as the stereo system was originally designed primarily as a stereo system and not as a home theatre system.

I don't need the biggest or the best. I was thinking about spending around $500 (or less) for a decent-sounding system. Anyone out there have any suggestions on what has been a good (or a bad) system . . . at this point I'm thinking primarily about going with one of those home theatres in a box.