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Well Bose doesn't get much love on this forum and if you really want the best sound for the money, you won't buy Bose...and the Lifestyle system goes for over 2000 dollars, so that isn't cheap by most standards for essentially a HTiB!
Bose has two things that a lot of systems don't have...small form factor and very easy set up and usage. I bought a Bose Wave alarm clock/CD player for my elderly mother because even simple remote-controls confuse her. And the Bose system will be an improvement over TV speakers...but not by much. Bose satelitte speakers are on par with the small Htib speakers- single 2.5 inch drivers, no tweeters. Maybe the Bose is the right system for your father!
However, the Cambridge Audio Minx speakers, or the Orb speakers are both small wall mountable speakers (as well as the ones listed above) that would be an improvement over Bose- however, then you are looking at buying a receiver, a DVD player or CD player or both...
Set up #1: EMP e5Ti, e5Ci, and EMP e5Bi surrounds, Outlaw LFM1 Plus sub, SVS NSD SB12 sub, Marantz Slimeline 1504 AV receiver
Set up #2: Def Tech SM450, CLR2002, SLS Qline surrounds and EMPtek10i10i sub, Denon 1910 AV receiver
Set up #3: Philharmonics- BMR in a 2.0 system, music only, Yamaha RXV-363 AV receiver