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So my new LG sound bar just crapped out (distorted sound, high bass when the bass is set to 0, sound field all messed up, ect.) and I am returning it. I have those THX logitech speakers that are the tops, but I never tried them on a home theater. My question is, should I keep the $200 refund and just set up my THX Logitech PC speakers on the home theater, or should I invest in another sound bar that has optical? I am just afraid that I will be missing something if I go analog. My buddy said it's all about the speakers and not about the connection if they are just stereo. My budget is $200 and we are in a tight spot financially but the home theater is something we have been lusting after for years so I am willing to spend the $200 on something if optical has all these advantages.
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If all you were running is stereo, your friend is right. Even if you were running surround, it's a soundbar, they're garbage.
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All speakers and amps are analog inside, what's the extra couple of feet of analog in the cable going to hurt?

Your buddy is 100% correct in this case- speakers are usually the weakest link. Followed by amps, THEN the audio source. Connection type is way down there unless you're running them really far.
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