Originally Posted by MacinMan
To answer your question, after going back and reading the post I had put up. The products I've owned have overlapped when it comes to these forums. For example. I own a BDP-S6700 but use it with a sound bar. The only time I've used surround is when I had that theater in a box unit, mentioned above.
What usually happens with me, is I have questions about a product I own in this case, the blu-ray player and it extends into other parts of the setup. What would most likely help me more is instead of trying to keep up with a bunch of different specific threads, find a place where I can ask anything related to home theater, and find people with multiple products and parts of the setup in one place. BTW the one question I specifically asked about the BDP-S6700 apparently never got answer, regarding whether or not Sony officially removed the screensaver. I don't seem to have that function anymore.
Understood. Just that the amount of detail simply isn't necessary. BTW...I picked-up the Sony XBX-43X800D for our bedroom last week & I love it. Most people will blow by your quotes because it's not exactly "topic" related.
Below is a copy & paste from your earlier comment. It's complete & utter overkill & most of it isn't related.
I wanted to get some feedback on audio since I've got the Video part taken care of for my setup.
I live in a one bedroom apartment so some of my determinations and choices I've made are based on apartment vs house.
In the living room I have a 43" Sony XBR-800D series TV.
currently attached devices are :
Roku Premiere+ for 4k compatible Streaming
AppleTV 4th Generation for iTunes and other Apple compatibilities and features
Xbox One S for some casual gaming and UHD blu-ray playback as well as a disc player for my other media. (I bought a remote for the Xbox so I don't have to always use the controller for disc playback and navigation )
For my current audio, I have a Vizio 2.0 sound bar connected to the TV's optical out port, with all devices above connected to the TV by HDMI.
I want to be clear up front and say I'm not asking this because I'm unhappy with my current audio, no in fact, I'm happy with it and think the current sound bar puts out great quality sound. I'm more asking to find out if the wireless surround systems are worth it. I do not want to run wires in here, as the living room isn't of a design that would be clean, unless I ran all wires along one side of the wall for rear speakers. The other concern is, I have already decided not to put holes in the walls If I don't have to. Just to save on work I have to do when moving out to fix things up. I'm also saying this because I don't have a good layout where speaker stands would work well either.
With all of this said. I have seen a few sound bars that offer wireless speakers, and those could work as I could set one at each end on the back of the couch. It has a flat surface and they would be off the ground, but not have to be put on the wall at the same time.
Would that even be worth it for me at this point ? I do care about audio, but surround isn't a priority for me right now. I mainly upgraded to 4k because I had some extra money, and wanted to have a setup I could grow into. The main reason though is for picture quality upgrades. Most of the time when I have the TV on, be it a movie or TV show, etc, it's mainly as background noise. I don't just sit and watch a movie that often. I usually do it while doing other things. If I were going to add anything it would be more likely a subwoofer for extra bass, but currently am happy with the built in balance of bass and treble the bar offers.
I wanted to add in my closing thought that about 85 to 95 % of the stuff I watch on a regular basis, is more then likely streamed / broadcast in stereo anyway.
I do have Netflix I do have VUDU, I do have content supports both surround and HD audio, but the stuff I watch on a regular basis are older TV shows between the 50's and 70's or church related broadcasts. I do watch some stuff from the 80's 90's and even current stuff too, so I would have content to take advantage. I was just wanting to find out, if I've already planned out what's best for my setup, or are there options that would work and be worth the investment, or should I wait until I have a bigger place / house maybe and make the investment then when I can put more work into things, and enjoy the setup more?
By the way, I do have a BDP-S6700 player, but I put it in the bedroom on the 1080p. In the living room trying to keep all devices other then cable box, and AppleTV to native 4k and HDR support to take full advantage of the TV.
Thanks again for the help! I know I wrote a lot, but I wanted to try and cover everything to be clear.