I have a 5.1 system with some inexpensive Yamaha speakers and a Sony AV receiver with HDMI switching. I want to clean up the wires because they are an eye sore and I don't seem to get much from the rear speakers as my condo setup won't allow for the "crank it" movie mode. So small and clean is the target. Wife and child want it easy to operate and I want a little better sound than they do. I have a LG 55LW5600 TV, Tivo, Sony BD player and an Apple TV.
I was looking to the Bose Cinemate GS Series II. Reason being, on the cusp of 4K, I don't want to spend money on another receiver (did that for 3D). Taking the audio from the TV means I need not worry about the next gen anything. I know the audio will be sub standard 2 channel but that's all a sound bar need right? The jump to an HDMI switched Suggestions for 4K ready or just audio only systems? I won't go into the quality of the Bose, but would like input on my idea of just the audio out type system vs a full HDMI switched system as it relates to a sound bar.
Price point? I'm not sure. I would prefer less than $1K but I suppose could go more. I want something for many years without wanting (tough request I suppose). The ultimate goal is ease of use, few wires (but not to sacrifice too much), and decent sound for a condo. Asking too much? Yeah, but I'll take suggestions.