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Home Theater System Reviews

Updated: Dec 7, 2016 23:52
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#26
alaScore 92

Bose Soundtouch 130

Background: 1) I spent weeks visiting various stores to listen to each vendor over 5-10 times each! The list included Bose, Sonos, Martin Logan, Klipsh, Denon Heos, Definitive, Polk, etc. The decision was made after several hours of listening. This...

1 expert reviews | 48 user reviews

#27
alaScore 92

Philips Fidelio BTS7000

As a technical doofus I really struggled to connect these. I don't think "wireless" gives you the correct impression as I've had to introduce a multi plug extension cable to the TV area because these speakers have to be plugged in. I also had to buy a...

3 expert reviews | 77 user reviews

#28
alaScore 92

Slingbox M1

With the addition of built-in WiFi and a $30 price cut, the M1 is a solid replacement for the Slingbox 350. While it does still have a higher upfront cost than competing products, it can also stream content that no other device can -- namely, live...

7 expert reviews | 282 user reviews

#29
alaScore 92

Optoma HD28DSE

Is this the most detailed Full HD image from a budget projector? Absolutely. And that's all down to Darbee Visual Presence video processing tech, though this single-chip DLP beamer lacks the tools for an easy set-up.

3 expert reviews

#30
alaScore 92

Yamaha YHT-5920UBL

This budget-priced home theater in a box delivers incredibly rich streaming features, but only mediocre sound.

2 expert reviews | 13 user reviews

#31
alaScore 91

Sony BDVN7100W

Sony's feature-packed 5.1 system eschews the tallboy speakers favoured by so many of its rivals for a less imposing design. The neat, gloss-back satellites stand 455mm tall and can be perched on shelves or furniture.

5 expert reviews | 193 user reviews

#32
alaScore 91

Bose CineMate 15

Bose? Seriously? Hard to imagine any way to do worse for even half the price.

4 expert reviews | 842 user reviews

#33
alaScore 91

Samsung HW-H7500

Samsung spoke to CNET at the IFA conference in Berlin last week, confirming the H7500 for an Australian launch with a price of AU$899, although with no firm timing.

4 expert reviews | 658 user reviews

#34
alaScore 91

Sony HT-CT780

Good sound for the price, especially as I got a good deal on it. Integrates well with my tivo box and other sony devices,however a bit disappointed that although it is a Sony product and my TV is also a Sony if I try to sit it in front of the...

1 expert reviews | 134 user reviews

#35
alaScore 91

Panasonic SC-BTT590

All-in-one systems are usually designed for maximum convenience and minimum cost, often with scant regard for sound quality. But Panasonic's new-for-2012 SC-BTT590 is a different kettle of fish – a one-box Blu-ray system that puts the emphasis on...

17 expert reviews | 10 user reviews

#36
alaScore 91

Samsung Home Cinema Blu-Ray HT-F9750W

Samsung’s top home theatre system is, for the asking price, a huge step up from the speakers inside your TV. It’s great for surround-sound Blu-rays, and the Smart Hub can liven up an otherwise dumb television. You’ll get better sound from a proper home...

10 expert reviews | 44 user reviews

#37
alaScore 91

Samsung HT-J7750

The HT-J7750W is a fine example of the one-box system genre, boasting a plethora of features, sleek styling and vibrant, room-filling sound – as long as you’re willing to overlook the lightweight speaker construction and so-so bass performance.

2 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

#38
alaScore 91

POLK AUDIO OMNI SB1 3.1

If you're looking for a higher-end sound bar with excellent movie sound, advanced streaming features and full control of dialogue intelligibility, then the Polk Omni SB1 fits the bill well.

2 expert reviews

#39
alaScore 90

Monitor Audio ASB2

A lavish high-end soundbar that melds classy design with top-drawer sonics

2 expert reviews

#40
alaScore 90

Primare SPA23

Primare, purveyor of high-end AV and hi-fi, isn't a noted follower of fashion. Its stock in trade is immaculately built and designed components for the connoisseur. While this philosophy has a natural affinity with two-channel hi-fi, it's a less easy...

1 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

#41
alaScore 90

Cambridge Audio Azur 752BD

The ultimate Blu-ray player and home cinema hub

5 expert reviews

#42
alaScore 90

Sony BDV-N5200W

There’s little this Sony BDV-N5200W can’t do. As a home cinema system, it’s as tidy and convenient as it can get. And you don’t have to cash in your life savings either – £500 is a fantastic deal for what you’re getting. You could spend just as much on...

2 expert reviews | 115 user reviews

#43
alaScore 90

Tannoy BaseStation One

It’s not a class leader, but its big, hearty sound is alluring and easy to live with

2 expert reviews | 13 user reviews

#44
alaScore 90

BLUESOUND Powernode

The Powernode is one of the most musical systems we’ve heard of this ilk, presenting itself in a very likeable manner indeed. Squeezing both streaming and amplification smarts into a box of this size is no mean feat, but to get it looking good and...

6 expert reviews

#45
alaScore 90

Denon DCD-520AE

Brought this after my old CD Player finally died. It is partnered with a Pioneer Amp and Denon Speakers, and I have to say, " Wow ". What a cracking CD Player for the money. Just as good if not better than CD Players twice it's price that I had...

2 expert reviews | 114 user reviews

#46
alaScore 90

Samsung HT-E6750 / HT-E6750W

In terms of sound quality, all-in-one home cinema systems rarely live up to the standard of separates. But for its latest flagship system, Samsung has turned to the technology of yesteryear in a bid to redress the balance.

14 expert reviews | 58 user reviews

#47
alaScore 90

LG BH7420P

The LG BH7420P home cinema system has lanky speakers and a compact receiver

7 expert reviews | 212 user reviews

#48
alaScore 90

Sony HTST7

I think that sound bars fall into two main categories. The first is simply getting better sound than your TV. Flat panels have pretty awful sound, so adding on a $250 sound bar can make a sizable improvement. The second is trying to provide high...

4 expert reviews

#49
alaScore 90

Sony BDV-N590

Sony has thought of pretty much everything with the BDV-N590. Style and substance combine with some clever usability features to make a staggeringly compelling product for the money.

9 expert reviews | 239 user reviews

#50
alaScore 90

Samsung HT-E6500

It may play nicely with 3D Blu-ray discs, and even convert 2D sources to 3D, but Samsung's HT-E6500 home cinema 'in a box' is just as much about music as it is movies.

10 expert reviews | 31 user reviews

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