Went to Best Buy and loaded up on absolutely everything and half the stuff ended up not working together. Took some of it back and went into Hifi Buys. Their prices were better than Best Buy and walked me through a number of options and price points for speakers for my living room. They also scheduled a service call and came out to the house, mounted the TV, installed speakers, hooked up all 4 of my different components and set up a brand new universal remote that controls everything and is incredibly user friendly. Whole process was organized and painless.
Will definitely be going back for my future needs… they will most likely be wiring my whole house for speakers next!