More for you money and less wiring
The Marantz ER2500, if you can find one, is truly a bargain. List was about $1,100.00 but it can be had new for about $350.00 on ebay or it could at one time. It does all the tricks and all the decoding you may ever need.
If you wish to skip all the wiring take a look at a Binaura system. We have one in our smaller den. Several optical and digital inputs and impressive sound for just a sub and one speaker,
Zvox is another alternative though the lack of inputs truly limits the uses it can be put to. We have on in the bedroom.