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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

Article

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

Review

Philips Blu-ray Surround Base HTB3525B

The Philips HTB3525B packs Blu-ray, Smart TV, and Bluetooth into an affordable sound bar, making it a great choice if you're looking for an all-in-one system.

July 25, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating July 25, 2014
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Dolby to put Atmos surround sound on tablets, smartphones

The immersive audio that makes movie-goers feel like they're inside the film, rather than just watching it, will be available for Dolby partners to incorporate on mobile by the end of the year.

By March 21, 2014

Video

Virtual surround sound on a budget, but with a catch

Yamaha's YSP-1400 brings the company's Digital Sound Projector technology to a budget price point, but a couple caveats keep it from being a standout sound bar.

By February 21, 2014

Article

Dolby adds a new dimension to sound

Coming later this year, Dolby takes its professional Atmos theater sound technology to the home theater market.

By June 28, 2014

Article

A sweet-sounding, budget-priced audiophile stereo system

The Audiophiliac auditions an awesome little hi-fi, priced from little as $880!

By June 14, 2014

Review

Vizio S5451w-C2

The Vizio S5451W-C2's extra-large sound bar and surround speakers deliver standout surround sound, if you can live with the size.

June 17, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating June 17, 2014
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PS4 software update adds support for Sony's wireless 7.1 virtual surround headsets

Version 1.60 update brings support for Sony's Pulse wireless stereo headsets and new $99.99 Gold Wireless Headset, which hits stores soon.

By February 3, 2014

Editors' Take

Sony HT-ST5

The Sony HT-ST5 sound bar won't hit as hard as its linemates, but its compact design and extra features just might grab our recommendation.

September 3, 2014