Another plea for help:
Had to rebuild finished basement due to flood. Was able to save Onkyo TX SR504 and BIC Acoustech H100.
90% sure I'm going with Panny ST30. My ceiling is low, and as you face the tv the left side is wide open and the right side has an alcove between the tv and the right wall. So wires for the front speakers are a problem. I do have 2 speaker outlet wired behind the tv which run to the back wall behind the view area, so I can easily wire rear speakers. I was considering the BICFH56 for the fronts, even though the size is a bit daunting and ceiling is low - the TV will not be wall mounted.
1. what soundbar(s) would be good for my situation - to be used for LFR with my receiver and subwoofer.
2. same question, replacing receiver with so I could do hdmi all 'round, and better decoding?
3. any other suggestions to give me nice sound for the new TV
p.s. no dvd yet, probably blu-ray in a month or two. budget for Fronts and Receiver could be $1000 if I replace the receiver (if the rears can fit in there too, great, if not so be it).
thanks in advance!