This is for a bedroom, albeit w/a new 50" plasma. I don't want to buy an AV receiver, though I would consider an affordable HTIB-type receiver/blu-ray 'head unit', either separately or bundled w/a soundbar, as I need a streaming blu-ray, too. But i have a feeling the soundbars packaged like that will be as 'cheap' as the speaker-sets seem to be.
The ZVOX seems great, but the reviews I've read are that they don't really try to create a pseudo-surround sound, but rather just a nice stereo sound....basically a higher-quality version of the built in speakers on the panel. I'd like something that has a decent surround effect. And I'd like my TV or Dish Hopper remote to control volume, but that's not a deal breaker (might get a cheap Harmony).
Any & all suggestions appreciated...thanks!