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Home Theater System Reviews

Updated: Oct 26, 2016 23:12
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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

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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

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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

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Bose CineMate 15

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

4 expert reviews | 840 user reviews

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Samsung HW-H550

Samsung’s chic soundbar marries a busy feature list with impressive performance, but bear in mind that you can get even better sound quality for similar money.

4 expert reviews | 1752 user reviews

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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

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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

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Sony HT-CT780

Have owned a Sony TV for a few years, just up graded to 4K TV, soundbar and Blue ray disc player. Picture and sound are second to none.

1 expert reviews | 119 user reviews

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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 | 43 user reviews

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Pioneer N-P01

After reading the various reviews on this small unit I was kinda steered towards this purely for size purposes so was naturally cautious when deciding to buy one. I am so glad I took notice of the reviews. The unit is quite simply superb. It is well...

2 expert reviews | 19 user reviews

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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 | 3 user reviews

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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

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Monitor Audio ASB2

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

2 expert reviews

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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

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Cambridge Audio Azur 752BD

The ultimate Blu-ray player and home cinema hub

5 expert reviews

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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 | 114 user reviews

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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

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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

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Samsung HT-J7500

The Samsung HT-J7500 provides a compelling mixture of excellent picture quality, enveloping surround sound and a comprehensive set of well-honed smart features; all at a price that’s incredibly reasonable. You would certainly be hard pushed to assemble...

1 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

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In the all-in-one system numbers game, LG outdoes its enemies by offering a package that claims a channel count of 9.1 (but from a regular 5.1 set of enclosures), using upward-facing top drivers in its tower speakers and proprietary processing to...

3 expert reviews | 346 user reviews

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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 | 55 user reviews

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LG BH7420P

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

7 expert reviews | 212 user reviews

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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

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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

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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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