Anyhow,,, this is a KILLER combination,,, 80 inche's of viewing bliss with the Bose soundbar continuing to blow me away,,,,, the Bose really does sound like I have speakers hanging all over the room.
For those that hate Bose ya really need to hear this thing,,,, I typically stay away from Bose myself,, but after hearing the demo at my local Fry's I had to buy one,,,,, just dont listen to the Bose soundbar demo at a Bose store,, I have no idea what Bose is thinking but they actually make their own soundbar sound like crap in their in-store demo,,, had I only heard the Bose soundbar at the Bose store I would not have even considered buying it,,, the Frys demo was what sold me.
I have my BD and my Cox HD DVR box hooked up to my Sharp via HDMI with the optical out from my Sharp going to the Bose,,,,, in the very near future I will test the Bose hooked up directly to my BD player and HD box to see if it makes a difference.
As it is right now using the optical out from my Sharp the Bose is only getting a 2.1 audio feed from the Sharps optical ouput, so I do wonder if I will get a boost in sound quality sending the Bose a true 5.1 signal from my sources,,,, but I gota say,, even with the 2.1 optical feed the Bose is currently getting it sounds pretty amazing.
My room is filled with what sounds like a true full on surround system,,,,, anyhow,, the Bose really does sound amazing !!!!!
I installed a small floating shelf under the Sharp to put the Bose bar onto,, a nice clean stealth install I think.
Too the left of the Sharp hanging on the wall is an old school TV swivel wall mount (spray painted it flat black), I use it as a wall mount for my HD DVR box and my BD player,,, works great for getting to the back of the components, just turn it around for easy access to all my connections.