A sound bar seems like it could be a good solution for my setup, I just have a simple Ikea shelf under my wall-mounted 55" Samsung TV, I like to keep my "entertainment center" area very simple and clean, the shelf only has my Xbox 360, Mac mini, and my 3TB external harddrive sitting on it. Well, and a nice looking little box from Ikea that I use to hide all of the cables. I also have a plant and little vase on it, I think it looks very nice, I might post a pic on here sometime, I'm pretty proud of my minimalism in its design. Anyway, I've been considering a sound bar for my TV in the past. I got close to purchasing one that was pretty well-reviewed, I think it was a Sony brand, but it's been a while now. I know it was around the price of $200. I don't think I'm a huge stickler for sound, after all I use my built-in TV speakers (is that sac-relig around here?) and they seem pretty good to me. I've read a sound bar can simulate surround sound pretty well if it's able to be level with about where your ears are, which I'm thinking if I mounted a sound bar right under my TV, would achieve the right height, give or take. Anyway, I was wondering if anyone here had any advice on brands (staying around $200 give or take would be nice), or if sound bars are even worth it? If anyone has actually had one and a surround sound system, that'd be very interesting to know how they compare. I'd love to hear any advice on this, thanks!