I've done a bit of research but I figured I would ask the people here. It seems like my best bets are
Vizio VHT215 - $260
Haier SBEV40-Slim - 240
Sony HTCT550W - $280
Samsung HW-E450 - $235
Does anyone know what provides the best bang for the buck? I'm pairing it with a 70'' sharp lcd tv that has optical digital output.
Edit: To give more details.
The room is a large spacious room with huge ceilings. The TV is in a corner projecting out. I don't want clutter and the tv is on a stand so that is why I'm going sound bar. I want to improve on the TV speakers but surround sound would be cool.