I am looking for advice on which of these two systems offers the best sound and picture performance. I have seen a demo of the Bose and it sounded impressive to me but have read a number of negative reviews and have been struck by the almost universally positive comments on the denon. For those who have experienced both, what are the differences? The ipod connection on the denon would be nice but is not essential to me.
Some supplementary questions. I don't want to wall mount the speakers. I see the Denon ones come on small stands, but I assume for placing on furniture or shelves. And I assume performance would suffer if these were placed on the floor. Can anyone recommend suitable stands?
I am also planning on buying a new TV. I have narrowed the choice down to a Samsung 40 inch R87 or M87. Is the latter worth the approx £300 difference in price? The system would mainly be used for TV and DVDs rather than games.
I also have a sky box and a sony dvd/hd recorder. Can anyone recommend a suitable stand for all of the above?
And finally, should I upgrade the cable between the DVD system and the TV and if so, to what? And should I do the same between the other components?
Many thanks for any help and advice you can offer.