378 Results for

5.1 surround

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SoundWare XS 5.1

The Boston SoundWare XS 5.1 is an exceptionally compact system and sounds great for its size--although larger systems sound even better.

By June 28, 2011

4 stars Editors' rating June 28, 2011
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Best speakers of 2015

CNET's favorite speakers, including sound bars, wireless speakers, and full surround sound systems.

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Sling TV: Everything you need to know

Sling TV is a new $20-per-month live TV package with 16 channels, including ESPN, AMC, TNT, CNN, History, HDTV and the Disney Channel. How does it work, how can you get it -- and will it let you quit cable?

By January 20, 2015

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Vizio S5451w-C2 review: Real surround sound from giant sound bar

Vizio's jumbo 54-inch 5.1 sound bar gets you closer to the cinema experience than any of its competitors, if you can live with the size.

By June 17, 2014

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HTC unveils new One M9, Vive VR headset at MWC2015

HTC unveils One M9, its next generation flagship smartphone, and virtual reality headset Vive.

By March 1, 2015

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Backstage at the Oscars: Transforming the Dolby Theatre for the show

On a normal day, the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood is a movie theater, with the surrounding shopping complex overrun by tourists. It's hard to believe this is the home of the Oscars -- which makes the transformation even more impressive.

By February 21, 2015

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Is surround sound for music and home theater on its way out?

Music surround formats never really caught on, and now the appeal of listening to five or more speakers for movies is fading fast.

By February 9, 2014

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Hisense goes big at CES 2015 with 100-inch laser 'cinema TV'

The Chinese manufacturer has revealed its Vidaa Max, a laser short-throw projector that can beam a 100-inch image from an 18-inch distance.

By January 5, 2015

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20 TVs tested: Which sets can pass surround sound to a sound bar?

We tested 20 televisions to see if they could output surround sound via their optical output when fed a signal from an external source.

By December 13, 2013

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How to save the AV receiver

AV receivers are embarrassingly backward compared with the rest of your home theater gear. Here's how they can get back on track.

By December 15, 2014

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Gamer captains an amazing starship from his living room

Using a custom rig that includes three projectors, this gamer has transformed his gaming space into a full-sized cockpit for Elite: Dangerous.

By November 24, 2014