Designing your own home theater is a challenge, especially on a budget. We're all being bombarded with high end speaker systems, LCD TV's and DVD players, but don't get sucked into ploys like financing and buying on credit. You're just adding more debt to your life - and it just isn't worth it.
Instead, become a savvy discount home theater shopper and search home theater bargains. Buy online instead of from the big box stores and grab a couple of books on home theater design to help you figure out how to complete the installation yourself. The more you know, the more you can do on your own and the smarter decisions you can make!