@DaveF - That was David Norman. I didn't say s**t. :cool:
Seriously though, I think the soundbar is probably the best option for both you and Josh. No soundbar is going to do convincing surround but I'm betting in each case you can get one well within your budgets that will impress their...
If I'm understanding Dave's comments correctly the soundbar is being considered to avoid having to buy new speakers.
My answer is, it depends on two things.
Your dads level of, shall we say, "appreciation" for quality sound.
As always, the budget
Unless he's really serious about his surround...