I recently got hold of a s/h Panasonic TX-L42E30B LCD TV and a LG BD555 Bluray player for £200 which I thought was a bit of a bargain!
Unfortunately the SQ from the TV is pretty shit. I found a custom setting in the menu and have played around with the Graphic Equaliser which has certainly improved it from the two preset options but it is still not great.
I don't really want a full AV system and don't watch that many films but I did hire a couple of bluray films and linked the sound through my stereo and enjoyed it.
I don't really want the valve monos on all the time I am watching the TV though, especially eating up my precious WE 300B!
I popped into Richers today resigned to looking for the smallest possible 2.1 solution and was shown these Soundbars. Some come with a wireless sub and some are stand alone. According to the Richers sales guy 'decent' surround sound kicks in at >£500 but he reckoned reasonable performance was possible for less.
On the cheap end of the scale he recommended ether the Yamaha YAS 101 or with a sub the Samsung HWE450
I realise this is the equivalent of posting in two channel for advice on a cheap iPod Dock but would appreciate any thoughts on the above or any other suggestions.
I do not have space for a BFO AV amp though.