While I am quite satisfied with my flat-screen TV's built-in speakers, my friend is herself an audiophile who has complained in the past and currently just tolerates the situation. I'm a family man, so a sound system is a toy, something that a family man could not waste valuable financial resources on, besides which with a family a sound system could never be employed nor enjoyed. Now having been reduced to single status yet still viewing such extravagances as toys, I have learned that one option available is a soundbar, which combines the speakers and supporting electronics in a unit a couple/few feet long and maybe 6 inches across. Does anybody here have experience with soundbars? How good are your experiences? Any to warn against or to recommend?