March 7, 2014, 09:25am
Sound Bar Stereo Questions: Anyone Good at Home Entertainment?
So we are completely redoing our living room. Bought a new HDTV that we are going to wall mount, new furniture the whole chabang! As you may already know, HDTV's are great for picture quality but suck at the sound quality. Unfortunately my living room set up is not condusive to 5.1 surround sound. So we were just looking to set up a soundbar so that it at least amplifies the audio from the tv.
Here is my dilemma. Since we are wall mounting the tv I would only like to run one HDMI cable up to the tv for all of my equipment (i.e. playstation, blu ray, etc). I am hoping to run a receiver this way if I want to change the equipment out, I won't have to run new wires up to the tv. However every where I look, it appears that a soundbar is not compatible with any receivers. Is that true? I have found soundbars that come with their own reciever (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004MF7A02/...=I9J0Y3M6ZXRLJ) that has 4 HDMI connections. But it won't have bluetooth for the music. I guess I am trying to find the best of both worlds. I would like bluetooth, a tuner for the radio, mutliple HDMI connections and some how making the soundbar work.