After what has turned out to be days of researching online and reading reviews on here, I thought it might be worth asking what people on the forums think!
I've recently moved house and now have a much larger living room than before. One of the first things I did was upgrade my 32" TV to 47" which fits the room nicely, but you guessed it, the sound is now terrible. As the room is so big, and the TV speakers so tiny, TV audio sounds really bad. Not helped by the fact that it's a stone floor and high celings.
So I'm looking to upgrade the audio set up in my living room. Usage will be 90% TV/Films and 10% music.
What I have - 47" LCD TV, TiVo box, PS3, iPod
What I think I need - AV receiver, a pair of floorstanding speakers, ability to stream music via Airplay/Bluetooth
Was originally considering a Soundbar and wireless subwoofer but from reading around I don't think they'll be good enough for the room. But reading around has also made me question whether I need an AV receiver or whether I just need a stereo amp - but will this allow me to stream music wirelessly?
I think I'll be happy with two good floorstanding speakers, but the AV receiver option means in the future I could add in a centre channel and subwoofer. I'm not that bothered about having surround sound due to the cables.
My budget is around £450/£500. I've been looking at the Pioneer VSX922 http://www.richersounds.com/product/av-receivers/pioneer/vsx922/pion-vsx922-blk maybe with a couple of Wharedale 10.3s, Cambridge S70s or Tannoy Mercury V4s.
Any suggestions / help / advice / recommendations would really be appreciated!