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advice on soundbar for pansonic plasma tv

by rzlogar / July 15, 2013 5:46 AM PDT

We're about to purchase a Panasonic TC-P60ST60 plasma TV, and we need a recommendation for a good soundbar to go along with it. With our present speaker system we have great difficulty hearing movie dialogue clearly. We don't want a multi-speaker surround-sound system--rather, just a high-quality soundbar. What would be a good soundbar to purchase for the specific TV we are purchasing? Thank you.

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So far I have to agree that soundbars are rarely the answer.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 15, 2013 5:53 AM PDT

While I think it gives more boom to the explosions I can't say I hear dialogue any more clearly.

If your shop or amazon allows no hassle returns, I'd try a few. But I fear the right answer is any receiver even if you just go stereo.
Bob

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your panny
by samkh / July 15, 2013 8:44 AM PDT

has quite a bit of audio controls incl. equalizer

try adjusting them before you spend more

also ymmv according to your ears - I heard a samsung bar placed BEHIND a large screen with no sub doing ads and I could hear every word. bar looked cheap to me.

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Friends don't let friends buy soundbars
by Pepe7 / July 16, 2013 1:36 AM PDT

For the price you will end up paying for a so-called 'quality sound bar', you could (should, IMHO) put that into separate speakers you can place to properly separate the dialogue/increase your audio quality in the viewing/listening space. Even smaller 5.1 (etc.) satellite speakers will be more desirable than any soundbar in this respect.

hth,
Pedro

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