I'm currently looking for a replacement for my exising 5.1 speaker system. I purchased a new reciver just under a year ago (Denon AVR-1712) so ideally I would like to keep using that and my existing Sub. My wife does not want any satelite speakers and/or speaker wires run in the room. I'm new to the Soundbar market and I have been looking over past posts trying to find a good solution. We don't listen to much music, mostly TV and Blu-Rays (delivered via my HTPC). I just purchased a new Panasonic TC-P55GT50 and my thinking is that a soundbar would be sitting below the TV.
I'm currently looking at the following:
Atlantic Technology FS-7.1
Definitive Technology Mythos Solo Surround Array SSA-50
Definitive Technology Mythos Solo Surround Array SSA-42 (I don't think having an 8" smaller bar would be a big deal)
So my questions:
Is it worth using my existing receiver and sub and go with one of these passive solutions (or is there another brand/model that I haven't seen yet)?
Should I scrap the receiver and sub and go with an active solution (Yamaha ysp-2200bl) and plug my HTPC into the sound bar and just output video to the Panasonic?
Thanks in advance!!