My is against the back wall of the room, the TV at the opposite wall.
in theory, i could have 'rear' speakers that were to the sides of the sofa. Would that work? It is my current set up, and it's not terrible.
Would a sound bar be a better solution for me if I want a 5.1 (or 7.1) experience
I also listen to music. I will get a receiver. Can I use a receiver with the sound bar? If so, what sound bar would be compatible with that set up? (I think there is a passive / non passive issue)