Originally Posted by seantos
Thanks for the advice about mounting it and the hdmi cable. I might have to order a few of those. As for my receiver I plan to temporarily use my really old Pioneer Elite from my old basement theater until I decide what AVR to upgrade my main theater to so I can transfer my current one (also a Pioneer) to the upstairs. My really old one doesn't even have HDMI which is why I had to upgrade but I should be able to limp along on optical for audio until I figure out the new AVR's and atmos/auro/ whatever DTS ends up doing.
I blame this wonderful site for turning what should have been a simple upgrade of a soundbar on a secondary tv in my living room into an excuse for me to contemplate knocking down walls in my basement and completely redoing my whole main setup lol.
Ha! Too funny... I think you must be the Canadian me, or I, the American you.
I have a Pioneer Elite SC-61 in my theater. I strongly contemplated moving that to the bedroom and upgrade to an ATMOS Denon AVR for the theater and add the height channels now. The Pioneer's amp section is downright amazing, but it's lacking some features that would be useful in the theater such as on screen GUI since I don't have line of site to the equipment. In any event, I'm going to hold out a model year or two to see how HDCP 2.2 shakes out since I'd eventually like to go 4k in the theater being that I have a relatively massive 159" 16:9 screen and would hate to have to re-buy such a large purchase (was considering x7200) so soon. That, along with seeing how Auro shakes out, I decided it would be best to just buy a simple AVR now for the bedroom GE set up vs. putting me on a potentially long and expensive upgrade path.
And yes, for being a free forum it sure is expensive isn't it?
Originally Posted by dhodges
I looked at these brackets. But just went to the hardware store and got some stiff metal strip that had holes in it. Cut to length. Put between the tv and the mount then used screw holes on the sound bar. Hangs perfectly under the tv.
I contemplated doing exactly the same thing and I know the material you're speaking of. After using the brackets, I'm split 50/50 which way I would do it, if I had to do it again. But it's done now and works great, really $50 is a drop in the bucket and for me it really just comes down to quality and performance. The brackets had some shortcomings in my particular install, but in the end I was able to place it exactly where I needed it, which was important given its mounted between cabinets above and below it, and I literally have 1/2" of clearance between them vertically with the soundbar installed. Of course I pull the outside of the cabinet depth when viewing to avoid the immediate reflection points. To say it was tight was an understatement, I did my homework and came out looking like a genius to Mrs. Done Deal, and that's always the mission right?.
I'll post a new pic with it mounted in the next day or two, though even with all the lights on its hard to get a great picture of it because the speaker grille is like a black hole! Great for not distracting me during viewing, bad for pics. LOL