HDMI or not -- what will be connected to what? Cable box/sat box? AV receiver in the mix or just connecting the TV to the soundbar? Make and model of the TV, please.
I have ruled out traditional surround sound speakers as there isn't enough space and i would like to avoid running wires everywhere. The options i have considered are the yamaha ysp-4100, the zvox z-base 575(maybe hsd) and the sony ht-ct150. Each has it's own advantages and disadvantages in my situation.
First of all the YSP is quite large and i would need to get the special stand for it. However that would lead to it being higher than where my head would be when i'm seated. Would it still work effectively? Does it matter how close i am to the sound bar (as i imagine it does). Will people who will be seated on a sectional about 5 feet away from the speakers position experience different sound?
The zvox is a very solid option as it would fit on my ikea hemnes tv stand and would supply with non surround sound. However it does not have hdmi input. Is that a big deal? Would i be better off with other speakers?
Lastly is the sony package. Nearly everything is perfect with this model for me except for one thing. The subwoofer. In my basement the tv stand is tightly squeezed between 2 bookshelves and placement for the sub makes it very difficult. Would getting a non subwoofer system be better for me?
I am open to other suggestions or questions about my needs and specifications.
Thank you - Kalden