Thanks for replying Joxer,
I don't think I made it clear that I want to end up with stereo only, no surround sound at all.
I've lived with a good mono system for 10 years or more and recently went back to stereo. It's actually my own design of a speaker bar under the TV with 2 mid ranges with a tweeter that is mixed L+R. Keeps the sound near the TV, instead of wandering around the room. Just my taste.