HTIB or Piecemeal?
Probably tired of answering this question, but I'll try to make it specific to me...
Just bought a nice LG OLED B8 for the master bedroom, which is about 15x15, roughly square.
I'm not a huge sound guy, and don't know much about it, but I've been toying with the idea of installing something, since we are just using the TV speakers now.
I'm thinking of a budget of about $1,000 max, since it's a small-ish room, my wife and I don't think much about sound as is, and we live in a row house, so don't want to blow out with something that will piss off the neighbors.
For a while I was just thinking of grabbing the new Vizio HTIB, maybe the higher end version that's $899 or so with the wireless sub and two satellite speakers.
However, I've also seen a few Youtube's and articles about simply putting together my own 5.1. It seems I could get much better sound, but possibly miss out on the Atmos features that a more expensive soundbar set would feature. This would be a cheap-ish Denon/Onkyo receiver, some Dayton speakers, maybe the Monoprice set (they even have an Atmos setup, but the installation seems a bit intimidating).
What does everyone recommend in this case? I'm open to learning and hearing about other options I haven't explored.