Then why invest any money? Just step your 7.1 system to a 2.1. Keep your front left/right channel and sub. Switch you're reciecver to stereo sound mode. BOOM. Reduces clutter, saves money, and you still keep your speakers which are stil gonna probably be better than any cheap soundbar.
Money isn't an issue. I can sell my system for probably 1/3 of cost.
My system goes like this, Samsung 55" LED and a HTPC. I do not need that reciever and shite. It gets dusty and just don't need it. I am looking to downgrade.
Can ppl stop saying keep the 7.1 system and/or why are you spending more money for a sound bar.
Like I previously stated, we RARELY and I must stress.. RARELY ever watch TV. Mostly just watch live sporting events streamed through the HTPC. I just want better sound than my Samsung has.
Cut the cord, there are tons of ways to get the media you want to consume. Hit me up on Steam.