Originally Posted by beardawg /forum/post/21437113
Okay, my wonderful wife gave me a 46" Toshiba LED for Christmas and I am now in the market for a sound bar. Congratulations!
I would like to stay in the $200-400 range and have been looking at the Polk Audio HST-3000.
What others are comparable out there, what concerns do I need to have regarding audio.
My plan is to run HDMI from my sat. receiver and Blu ray player to my TV, then run Optical from the TV to the SoundBar, will that work well?
I am confused about this lossless stuff that has been mentioned.
There are several good soundbars out there in that price range. The Sony HT-CT150 has received many kudos in this forum, as has the Vizio VHT215. There are a few Polk models in your price range (the SurroundBar 3000 and 4000) as well as a couple of Yamaha offerings (the YAS-101 and the YHT-S400).
Thanks for any and all input!
Originally Posted by beardawg /forum/post/21439167
Thank you MTSIndy, you addressed my post perfectly. I am definitely going to go with one that provides HDMI switching, thank you!
Originally Posted by RedIvan /forum/post/21451133
Another plea for help:
Had to rebuild finished basement due to flood. Was able to save Onkyo TX SR504 and BIC Acoustech H100.
1. what soundbar(s) would be good for my situation - to be used for LFR with my receiver and subwoofer.
2. same question, replacing receiver with so I could do hdmi all 'round, and better decoding?
3. any other suggestions to give me nice sound for the new TV
p.s. no dvd yet, probably blu-ray in a month or two. budget for Fronts and Receiver could be $1000 if I replace the receiver (if the rears can fit in there too, great, if not so be it).
thanks in advance!
Originally Posted by CoreyM /forum/post/21465678
After a mold/water issue in my basement forced me to open some walls I now have in wall speaker wire in my theater which got me thinking I don't really need the hassle and mess of the 5.1 setup in the office next door so I'm thinking about a sound bar.
Will likely want to connect one optical and two HDMI connections. Wireless sub preferred, virtual surround a plus but prefer overall performance and sound quality for under $500. Even better if its under $300.
Originally Posted by CoreyM /forum/post/21471394
Thanks. If I don't want switching and can live with 1 HDMI do I have better options?
Most of my gear is plugged into the receiver for the theater and gets switched from that and run through the passive output and I could live with that (and maybe the optical from the TV for a second BR player I have in case I want to watch a movie while my son watches on the big screen).