Call me old fashioned (hence my name), but with so many outstanding 5.1 speaker systems out there, why would someone want a soundbar. I get the space and WAF, but they sound so bad. The only bar I want sound from is one I am drinking from.
Demoing them in the store, they sound really loud and great. But when you connect it to your TV, the pre-amp level is a lot lower. And I do understand the space issue, my wife would never let me connect a receiver and speaker system to the TV in our bed room. My best advise: If you are going to get one, do the research and read the reviews. Get a pretty nice one with a more than sufficient amount of power. 300 watts is the absolute minimum I would recommend.Because of space i'm thinking of getting a 5.1 sound bar.