Thank you for this! Hate to admit it but you're probably right, might be time to move on.
I would, but that's really up to you. The nice thing is you can still use it until you get something new.
Spot on about where speakers need to be placed, never thought about that at all so that's such a good point.
No prob, glad I could help 🙂
In terms of mounting, the TV is actually on one of those mounts which comes out from the wall and pivots, so not sure if a sound bar would attach onto something like that, or actually a better solution could be doing 2 speakers somewhere at the front near the TV (closer to the ground as you said)? Not sure how best to position everything
When I was looking into purchasing a Soundbar 700 a few years ago, I saw a couple of TV brackets designed for soundbars. Here is one I found that is designed for the SoundTouch 300 & SoundBar 500/700. I do not know if it will work with the 900, but at least you know that there are options out there for you 🙂
I won't be looking to purchase the new system until at least April anyway (just doing research now) so yes will wait for that, may actually have to go for a cheaper brand than bose unfortunately depending on pricing, although I won't ask about that here obviously
Thanks for the help, afraid it seems I do just need a new system!
I would at least look into upgrading the receiver. You have good speakers, with an AV35 receiver connected to an HDMI switch with two HDMI outs, you can get the benefit of 4K, ARC, CEC (though no receiver control with CEC), & Lossless audio. It's a great way to get great sound that you'd have a hard time getting at a lower price point and with speakers that small.
By then you would also have an idea if you can trade-in for a new Bose system as it might be at a trade-in price you like and might have features you are looking for. Though there is always the chance that Bose won't release a new system by then 🤷♂️
If that doesn't work for you I do understand as there are many good options out there 🙂