So I have been debating getting a Best Buy type surround sound package or sound bar for some time now. We do not watch very many action movies and are more inclined to watch drama or comedy or listen to music. I started reading this website and started thinking it would be better to get a nice amp and bookshelf speakers than spend a $1000 on a box set that only sounds ok musically. I did a bunch of research and decided that a good combo was a Jolida Hybrid JD301RC with the Wharfedale 10.1's. I actually just ordered a Jolida Hybrid 1701RC 50x2 for $500 with shipping last night, I could not pass up the deal so now I am commited. I also have a Pure I-20 coming for christmas to play loss less format music, so I have the music side covered.
So the question.......
What is the best way to hook these up to our Blu ray and tv? We currently have a cheap Best Buy brand 38" tv with a $70 Toshiba Blue ray. The tv has analog outputs and the Blue ray has only digital outputs SPDIF and Coaxial. The Blu ray has a setting in the menus that says Stereo Down Mix with the following options (Stereo, or Surround Encoded LT/RT).
What recommendatiosn do you have for future upgrades? External DAC? Upgrade Blu ray? New tv?