I'm looking at using the Bose Cinemate 1 SR soundbar system with a Pioneer Kuro 500m display. I'm not sure if this will work since the Bose does not have an HDMI input and the 500m does not have a digital audio output. Is it possible to use this system? Are there any other good soundbars that would work with this display?
I'm in the same boat. Same monitor. I demoed the bose yesterday and was actually impressed. I know they're often vilified by the audio community. But the thing sounded great to me. It's just crazy expensive. I can't see spending > $1000 on one.
I have the Bose, and in addition to Optical and Coax Digital it also has regular analog Stereo RCA inputs. Of course using RCA inputs limits you to Stereo, while the Digital could support 5.1. If your TV has an audio or headphone out you could try using that output.
The sound is good and it also visually integrates well with my Sony Bravia.
I gave up on the Bose soundbar since the it requires a cable to be connected from the tv audio output to the "TV Input" on the soundbar. The 500m does not have audio out so this is not an option. I ended up getting a B&W Panorama at BestBuy for $1200 instead. It may not have the latest codecs but it sounds great and for the price I am happy.