We have been renovating the basement, finally finishing it. Moving the shop out, and making more room for activities. We are putting in a small gym (my wife works out every day down there now) a game room (ping pong now and getting air hockey & a dart board) and a large space is being setup for a TV & huge couch. The wall we are putting the TV on is on the smaller side as an interior wall between 2 closely spaced columns. With the size of the wall we could fit a 75 or 82" TV but opted for the 75. But with these two we would barely have any room on the sides of the TV for on wall/inwall speakers and towers were rulled out by the architectural commitee (IE my architect wife). So off to a few higher end audio stores. Local hi fi shop kept trying to sell us towers and didn't really want to listen to what we really wanted. Ok, that's cool. Next stop was the dreaded Best Buy. At least this one had the Magnolia store inside. Thought maybe some good Martin Logan on walls, or KEF's etc. Talked with the sales rep (they are on commission in that part of the store and some really know that stuff). After a lot of auditioning I hate to say it but chose a soundbar. the small KEF's sounded AMAZING but was going to be insanely expensive. I was planning on buying another Marantz from Accessoriesforless.com but after adding up the cost it was a bit high. Then the sales rep talked us into listening to some sound bars. And the best one in our opinion was the Samsung. Picked up a 75" Q80 tv & Q80 5.1.2 soundbar. They had a massive sale on the TV & soundbar. Picked them both up for about $1300 less than the current price. Took a few weeks to come in, and we chose to have them shipped to a store in Delaware to save almost $200 on taxes. They came in last night. Basement is not ready for the TV/Sound bar yet, so I hooked up the soundbar to my Sony 75" in the living room via HDMI arc. Without any setup, literally just plug and play the thing sounds incredible. Not quite full surround sound, but the atomos speakers in this thing are amazing. The depth of sound & insane detail was eye opening. We watched/listened to a bunch of movies we have seen before/heard to test the setup. Kept switching between the Marantz/Totem combo and soundbar. Everyone, and it took me a bit to admit, that the soundbar sounds better. Well better for movies/tv. Music I like the marantz/totem setup. Very very warm sound. Though I think I need a seperate amp for the center channel as that thing is a beast and needs a shit load of power. Thor Ragnarock opening scene, heard details I had not in the past. I've watched that movie at least 10 times and sounded soooo good. Little wireless sub could use a little more balls. (Maybe disect that thing some day and get it to work with one of my monster DIY subs) but damn the details are ear opening. We then switched to The Matrix, Lord of the Rings, some Rogue One. Every movie we all felt the soundbar sounded better. Thing gets so loud that you can clearly hear it throughout the house and even outside the house. (one daughter was coming home late and heard it in the driveway). I like it so much, I might buy another soundbar and keep it in the living room for movies/TV and just use the marantz for music and second zone. This weekend hoping to build the accent wall the TV in the basement will be mounted to and test mount the TV/Sound bar and see how it looks/sounds down there.