I am looking to hook up some kind of Home Audio system to my Panasonic HDTV in my family room. I am familiar with sound bars as I put one in my basement and we love it. We would love to put another sound bar in my family room but the tv is on a stand where as the tv in the basement is wall mounted as well as the sound bar. My concern is that if I put a sound bar in front of my tv that it will block the IR remote sensor for the TV.
I have read that some sound bars have IR repeaters/extenders built into them, but I am having a hard time finding these bars and I haven't found grate evidence that they actually work well. Has anyone had great luck with the IR repeaters/extenders? Either built in or external?
Any other Home Theater systems suggested other then a sound bar? I am not looking to install a full 5.1 home theater system but I would consider some table top speakers up front next to the tv.
Mom in law is living with us and I have captions turned on for DirecTV but I just installed a Roku 3 streaming player and while the caption option is turned on, haven't seen any movies yet on Amazon Prime streamed with any captioning content.
My personal recommendation would be a thin soundbar over repeaters.
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