It seems to me that if you are going to a fancy soundbar, you have already compromised your sourround sound, so I would just make sure that the 85” TV is the best OLED out there. For me, the larger size and great black levels make the movie experience much better than lacking either size, or great black levels.
@lalitk 4" from top of ARC to bottom of TV? I am setting this up for my daughter!
TV will be wall mounted, not sure of sound bar. And question, is Subwoofer only wireless with Sonus? no wired connection from ARC soundbar to an older non Sonus sub? Please tell all!
Correct! 4” from top of ARC bar to bottom edge of TV. I am still using SONOS Sub Version 1 (10 years old) with new ARC bar wirelessly. As I recall, the latest version 2 subs adds the flexibility of two subs 😊
To my knowledge, you can only use SONOS sub wirelessly with ARC.
A small rack with stacked NAD Class D amps and the Bryston SP3 on top could be very tidy and the LS50s are wired through the walls, so perhaps the Sonos could supplement rather than replace my surround setup. I have some orchestral Blu-rays that sound superb in surround. HDMI from the Ayre disc player goes to the SP3 that sends front LR through the Ayre by-pass.