Lost: please show me the way!
About two months ago, I got my self a TC-P50ST50. I was really happy with it overall. The sound wasn't that bad, but it could be better.
Right now I'm on a tight budget but would like to have something (the best I can have for my bucks) that will help me enjoy my new tv a little more. It's my first time with HDtv, I love it. Mainly use it for Movies and tv series, and a little of gaming. I will also install an OTA antenna soon cause I don't need the whole suit of tv channels my providers offer at a costly price.
First of all, I'm wondering if I should go with a sound bar, 5.1 or receiver and speakers. My budget is about 200-400$ max. (I know, it's not that much). I started looking at some soundbars, saw that the Yamaha one was the only thing everybody was talking about, but too pricy for me. I started looking at the Panasonic ones, because well, they'll probably work better together if it's thge same company. The SC-HTB450 seems like a nice option, having the chance to "split" the sound bar in half and make it more stereo, with the wireless sub and also the bluethooth option of streaming my iPhone through it. But then, I might just be totally wrong and maybe something out there will give me a better sound quality for about the same price.
Any input and suggestions are welcome. Thanks!