As already stated, a sound bar will not be a adequate for surround when compared to a surround system with multiple speakers. It will however fill a room with sound better than just the TV speakers. I have a surround system in my game room, and sound bars in the living room and bedroom. Living room has a two story ceiling, and no easy way to wire for surround. A sound bar made more sense for that room given the constraints I was placed under. I originally went with an LG soundbar that was part of some bundling deal. It was ok, but was replaced with a Sonos Playbar and Sub. The Sonos fills the room with sound better, although its not the same immersion as a true surround set up. In the bedroom, we have the playbar and sub, as well as two play 1s. I had intended to use the play ones to run a surround set up in the living room, but the ideal locations for the surrounds did not have electrical outlets, and my wife did not want wires all over the place, which is why we don't have a surround set up in their to begin with. The surround quality with the playbar and play 1s in the bedroom is pretty good, it only does dolby though. DTS needs to be transcoded through the Bluray player, and the TV has to be able to send multichannel audio out the optical. Luckily my setup met this criteria. I think Denon Heos does not have the same requirements, and can do DTS. Just something to consider if you want to go this route. I started this more than two years ago now, and we have several Sonos devices. I like them, the sound quality is pretty good, and I like the whole house sound and it is easy to get my music from my phone or ipad to play in the whole house. There certainly are trade offs and price to consider, but I like it, and my wife but more importantly, my parents and in laws understands how to use it without asking me how to do things. I certainly could have purchased a surround set up for less, and it would have better immersion and better compatibility, but given the constraints I had to work with, I am very happy with how things are set up and sound.