Hip2b....glad you posted this. I have the same concern. I really want to add a soundbar to be just a soundbar during normal TV watching and get better audio, and then serve as a center channel when using the receiver. I have the same concern that any soundbar speaker is going to cover the bottom of the TV...I can't find any that are very low profile. I do not mount my TV on the wall, it sits on the supplied legs/base. Not sure what to do!?!?! I hope you get some good ideas in your post!