Mr. Laser Beam and Asbo, I was considering a soundbar but I couldn't find any I liked. I went to the local Electronics Express and the only one I found that impressed me was a Bose soundbar set up for $2000, which I'm definitely not in at that price
Don't get anything made by Bose. They suck.
I have a Sony unit - can't remember the model number exactly, but it only cost me about $300.
Also, whichever one you do get, get one that has a wired