Thanks in advance for your consideration and views.
I have a Panasonic 42" GT30 Plasma TV, very happy with the TV but have been looking for some time to try and improve the sound experience.
I have limited space and the TV sits on a corner unit. I have a budget of up to around £300.
Main use would be:
PS3 Blu Rays
Music from iPod/Iphone.
I have considered a wide range of options but a combination of space and my better half has confirmed I am looking for a 2.1 type system. I'm by no means an audiophile but a friend or two tell me I shouldn't be buying a system without HD audio or active sub speakers etc etc... thing is i'm not sure whether I'd notice the difference?
The current options I am considering are:
Samsung HWE551 | Soundbar | Richer Sounds
Onkyo HTX22HDX Black | 2.1 Package System inc. Speakers excluding DVD Player | Richer Sounds
Bose® COMPANION® 5 | Multimedia Speaker System | Richer Sounds
My current favorite is the first link the Samsung HW 551e which I have heard in store playing music and film trailers, I was impressed.... but I'm getting hung up on the lack of HD audio... should I be?
The Onkyo system seems to be more equiped technically but I just don't like the athestics, and the bose system was just a straight forward simple "solution".. but i'm told this isn't "home cinema"
Would be really appreciative of any views / suggestions anyone has.