TVs of today get slimmer and now little or no bezel = poor sound quality.
Looking at sound bars of today many are going the same way, so why cant they build them in to the TV.
Even if the speaker bar sticks out slightly at the front would it matter, its no different to wall hanging the TV and mounting the Sound Bar underneath it still sticks out further than the TV, or if the Sound bar sits in front of the TV on a table.
Its all far better than extra wires. I am not looking for surround sound just crisp clear dialogue no matter what you spend on the TV.
I have been looking at soundbars for a while now,and have come across the following,
click here looks to be more fitting for my use. I have a Panasonic TV (32in)and like you the sound from modern tv's is poor,especially when me and the wife have poor earing. The sounds in programs seems to vary so much.