This is my first thread, anyways my dad decided to hire contractors to make our first home theater system for our house, however I think it all went downhill when he bought the Bose acoustimass 10. Although it sounds ok to me, I feel that it would have been a better option to get something like a Harman/Kardon BDS 770 or a klipsch HD 500. I'm a noob to HT but not when it comes to headphones and stuff and from my experience there I know bose is mediocre when it comes to sound, however was it a totally bad choice or is it average?
The other components are a 50" Panasonic Viera, a Sony STR-DH520 7.1 Reciever and a Panasonic Smart Network 3D Blu-Ray Disc Player DMP-BDT220 and finnaly a HD TiVo Box for Cable.
Does your dad have a requirement of very small satellite speakers? I wouldn't want any of those systems if you can get something larger. Not sure how much better or worse the Bose AM10 sounds than the HK BDS 770 or Klipsch HD500 but you can probably get better bang for the buck than Bose.
If you want a better setup upgrade to some bookshelf speakers vs satellites. It'll be a noticesable improvement.
I like to TV a little higher than at eye level. I like the bottom of the TV at eye level. I like to sprawl out when watching TV. The Bose will sound a lot better than TV speakers, but if you can return them for a full refund, I would.