Similar to rdave13.
I went into J lewis and listened to all of their sound bars and none were perfect. The salesman connected up a pair of Bose computer speakers to a TV and the result was amazing with a beautiful range of tones. In addition you don't need a sub woofer or separate control as they just plug into the headphone socket and the volume is controlled by the TV remote control.
I think they were about £90 which is a bit expensive for a PC speaker but incredible value compared with sound bars for a TV.