I don't think you understand the importance, or benefit of good audio. You spent good money getting one of the best tv's out there, and your looking for pretty basic audio. Possibly you should adjust your perception. Lets say your thirty years old. In the next 25 years you'll probably own 3 cars, pretty big purchases. You'll probably buy 2 or 3 more tv's. Most people don't think of audio as a long term investment, but it can be. I'd bet you listen to more music, and watch more movies in your house on your stereo system than you do in your car. Would you like to have good quality audio when you do that? than you may want to consider upping your budget. The pioneer TV will certainly give you great picture. The qustion is do you want better than TV sound, or do you want Movie Theater quality sound.