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Polk Audio SurroundBar 360 DVD Theater

Polk Audio SurroundBar 360 DVD Theater
alaScore 81

153 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 153 reviews of Polk Audio SurroundBar 360 DVD Theater. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Polk Audio SurroundBar 360 DVD Theater is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 140 user reviews of Polk Audio SurroundBar 360 DVD Theater from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on

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Dec, 2016

Expert review by: (

Polk Audio SurroundBar 360


Design The SurroundBar 360 aims for simplicity in design and setup, and--thanks to a straightforward two-piece design--largely achieves that. The speakerbar portion is 4.5 inches tall by 64 inches wide by 5 inches deep. Externally, it looks similar to...

Single-speaker home theater system; includes built-in DVD player; inputs for additional external AV components; easy setup; superior sound quality; strong-enough bass that most listeners won't need a subwoofer.

Limited number of AV inputs; built-in Blu-ray player or HDMI inputs would've been an ideal upgrade.

The Polk Audio SurroundBar 360 DVD Theater delivers excellent sound from a single speaker bar, with the lack of built-in Blu-ray being the real sticking point.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Tom Andry (

Polk Audio SurroundBar360 DVD Theater


Polk Audio showed off the $1,199.95 SurroundBar360 DVD Theater: a two-piece surround sound system that includes a single SurroundBar 360 multichannel loudspeaker (44½" W x 4 7/8" D x 4 1/8" H) and a

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: Sean Killebrew (

Polk SurroundBar 360 DVD Theater Reviewed


This soundbar is more of a complete DVD home theater system wrapped around the form of a traditional soundbar. At $899, the Polk SurroundBar 360 is a pretty affordable way to get good sound from today's HDTVs without breaking the bank....

At this price point, an HDMI cable should be included. However, my biggest gripe with the SurroundBar 360 is the lack of a component or HDMI video input. Your only options are composite and S-video, which is lovely if grandma wants her VCR connected,...

I've really had a lot of fun with the SurroundBar360 DVD Theater, which speaks volumes. Home theater is about recreating the movie theater experience; it's also about escapism. The better the picture and sound, the more fun you're going to have. Polk...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Mark Fleischmann (

Polk SurroundBar 360˚ DVD Theater


Bar-type speaker systems like the Polk SurroundBar 360˚ are a logical response to the flat-paneling of modern homes. The form factor of a single horizontal speaker makes sense to use below the bottom edge of a flat screen (or perched atop a rear...

Jan, 2009


Expert review by: Mark Fleischmann (

Polk SurroundBar 360˚ DVD Theater


Do You Believe in Magic?

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: John P. Falcone (

Polk Audio SurroundBar 360 DVD Theatre


The Polk Audio SurroundBar 360 DVD Theatre delivers excellent sound from a single speaker bar, with the lack of built-in Blu-ray being the only real sticking point.

Single-speaker home theatre system ; Includes built-in DVD player ; Inputs for additional external AV components ; Easy set-up ; Superior sound quality ; Strong enough bass that most listeners won't need a subwoofer

Limited number of AV inputs ; Built-in Blu-ray player or HDMI inputs would've been an ideal upgrade

Still, after we disconnected the sub, the SurroundBar 360 DVD Theatre's sound didn't disappoint. Add a subwoofer only if you're a serious bass hound. Otherwise you'll probably be fine without one — a major boon to anyone who's looking for the most...

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: stu (

not bad..but.....


had this about a month now. things that i like,...the single speaker does a very good job with stereo sources. if you listen to 5.1 dts audio, you'll find the amplifier is much better for some reason,...plays louder than with a typical dvd. i stream...

sleek styling. price. feature set

somewhat wimpy amplifier

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: Caesar (

Piece Of Garbage


Newegg stood behind their return policy and did the right thing as always.

Newegg's excellent customer service

First of all Polk Audio has the worst customer service ever!!! The remote control that is supplied with the unit will not work with any of your newer devices. Unit also makes a popping noise when switching devices. None of their remote codes would work...

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: Randy (

Great Sound


Add the 8" sub!

Sounds great for single bar

Not 5.1 system, but great sound from single speaker

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: Jim (



It turns on

DVD drive sticks and any input devices blueray or cable box etc. must be turned on before the polk receiver...otherwise no sound from speakers ; Not worth it and I can't return it

Dec, 2009

Product Specifications

The SurroundBar is for anyone who wants surround sound but prefers not to have rear channel speakers. The SurroundBar works in any room in almost any location, requires no reflecting walls and needs no special setup. And it works with any surround sound receiver. The Polk Audio SurroundBar makes it easy and convenient, not to mention uncluttered, to experience truly immersive, 5-channel surround sound from a single speaker. The SurroundBar will complete your High Definition TV experience. And is the perfect match for flatpanel and shallow screen TVs. Hang the SurroundBar on the wall beneath your new TV or just sit it on a shelf. It's simple. It's clean. It's unobtrusive. Gone are all the wires coursing around the room. The technology behind the SurroundBar has been continuously refined and improved over the last 20 years. SDA was originally invented as a music reproduction technology. As a result, SDA Surround offers a much higher level of audio performance than recently developed home theater based virtualization technologies that lack SDA's more than two decades of refinement. Here's the SurroundBar's other big plus: Five channels of input usually means wire, wire everywhere. But you can relax. The SurroundBar comes equipped with a simplified, color-coded and flagged, wiring harness. All five (5) channels go directly from your home theater receiver to the SurroundBar via a 25-foot 10-conductor cable. The cable connects easily to color-coded 5-way binding posts. No more unsightly and possibly tangled wires to string around the room. You get all the advantages of surround sound and none of the hassles. The ability to create surround sound without rear speakers is, of course, important. But it's the fundamental sound quality and music performance of the system that will deliver the greatest entertainment satisfaction. With the addition of a subwoofer, the SurroundBar delivers a surround experience that exceeds the expectations of most of us out here in home entertainment land.

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / DTS decoder
Components:DVD player / AV receiver / Speaker system
Functions (KA):AV receiver / Digital player / DVD player
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV systems
Type:Home theater system

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None


Coaxial Digital Input: Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes


Type:DVD player


Manufacturer:Polk Audio
Model:360 DVD Theater
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Polk Audio SurroundBar

MD System

Type: None




Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Remote control


Type: None