Went and measured the height of where the speaker would be placed and where someone's head would be when sitting on the couch and the speaker would be at 28" above the floor and the person's head would be at 36", is that really a problem?
Problem with a soundbar is that the TV is mounted 3.5" above the TV console, so there really isn't any space there to mount anything, plus it would look very crammed. Aesthetics is very important here.
I wouldn't want to move the TV up because then your head would be tilted upward when watching TV and I hate that, it's already slightly higher than eye level when sitting down.
Thanks to everyone for the input, I know I keep rebutting everything but the constructive criticism is good.