Hi folks, I'm going to be buying a new TV because my current one is one the way out. I've heard that a lot of people go with soundbars these days because the newer TVs have really crappy speaker - so bad that even people who aren't audiophiles will notice how bad they sound. But I don't know if a sound bar is really the greatest option for sound. Back at my parents' place, my dad had these old Polk audio bookshelf speakers (probably from the 80's) and an equally old Onkyo receiver. With the exception of the right side of the receiver being blown out (don't look at me), I thought they sounded pretty good. I've noticed that bookshelf speakers are around 2/3 the price of floorstanding/tower speakers, but then I'd still have to buy stands, which kind of negates the savings. I want nice, room-filling sound, but I don't want to break the bank on this one. I don't have a receiver, so I'll have to buy one of those too. For the receiver, I've decided I'll either go with the Sony STRDH190 or the Insignia (Best Buy brand) NS-STR514 because I don't really want to spend more than $150 on a receiver. With the speakers, I really don't want to spend more than $300 on the pair of speakers. And even then, that's kinda pushing it. I really don't want this to cost too much more than the $300 speaker bar that I'm trying to avoid. I realize this is a tall order. What should I do here? Should I get the floorstanding speakers? Or should I go with the bookshelf speakers? Which would be the better value? If I go with the bookshelf speakers, should I spring for the stands?