One more data finding question. I am one of those guys who enjoys having hardware match. How are the Vizio sound bars in terms of quality? I sold my old Sony 5.1 a few months ago on craigs list. in preparation for a new TV. I also thought a soundbar would be easier in my apartment then a whole sound system.
I too, would like to keep my devices all within the same camp. The semi-5.1 vizio sb was one that I considered, yet I found out that it won't bypass dd and dts sound properly with the rear satellites. As far as sound goes, it's pretty good. I settled on the sony ht-ct660. Which had most of the features I wanted: multiple hdmi inputs, handling of dd/dts, hdmi standby bypass, cec, arc, and wireless active sub. Got it for roughly $350. I'm glad I did, cause the sound is great.