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Polk Audio SurroundBar 360 DVD Theater

Polk Audio SurroundBar 360 DVD Theater
alaScore 80

173 reviews

Jul, 2014

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Amazon.com review summary for Polk Audio SurroundBar 360 DVD Theater

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 145 user reviews of Polk Audio SurroundBar 360 DVD Theater from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on Amazon.com.

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Polk Audio SurroundBar360° DVD Home Theater System (Black)

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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...

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.

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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

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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...

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Polk SurroundBar 360˚ DVD Theater

 

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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...

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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...

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"Great sound, quality and value! One of the best HTIB"

 

I purchased the Polk 360 in 2009 and still have it hooked up in my bedroom and never had any issues with it.

*Easy set up

NO successor from Polk to this unit yet.

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Great sound, quality and value! One of the best HTIB

 

I purchased the Polk 360 in 2009 and still have it hooked up in my bedroom and never had any issues with it. This was one of cnet's best home audio product in 2008 and to me it's still one of the best. I also own a Denon s301 and the Polk is easier to...

Easy set up ; Easy of use ; HDMI output ; Several inputs for Gaming systems, blu-ray, MP3's, etc ; USB side input (just love it) ; Amazing sound and bass (for one single speaker) ; Onscreen programming instructions for TV and Aux funtions ; Perfect for...

NO successor from Polk to this unit yet

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"Don't do it! POOR QUALITY!!!!"

 

I thought this was going to be the next best ... 

Sounds great when its working. Looks good and easy to install

1. No HDMI inputs

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Don't do it! POOR QUALITY!!!!

 

I thought this was going to be the next best ting to a wireless surround sound system , It sounded great in the store.It was an install for a handicapped relative. After two weeks the sound bar started to crackle and then the head unit quit working. I...

Sounds great when its working. Looks good and easy to install

1. No HDMI inputs ; 2. Not BlueRay (see above) ; 3. Poor video upscaling through video outs(RGB,HDMI,S-Video,composite) With cable tuner(RGB)input ; 4. Remote programability has weak product support and visa versa with most other programmable remotes

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

Connectors

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

DVD

Type:DVD player

Header

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

MD System

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Radio

Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Remote control

Turntable

Type: None
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