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5.1 surround sound

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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.

By July 25, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating July 25, 2014
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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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Vizio's surround bar looks great, sounds uneven

The Vizio SB4051 packs a wealth of features into a compact sound bar/wireless sub system, and its satellite speakers produce true, room-filling surround sound

By April 21, 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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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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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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Yamaha SRT-1000 gives good single-speaker surround

The Yamaha SRT-1000 sound base offers discrete looks, an astoundingly wide soundstage and plenty of features in a package that is still affordable enough.

By November 21, 2014

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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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This just in: Big sound bases sound better than small sound bars

The new Zvox Soundbase.770 is a smart alternative to skinny sound bars, says the Audiophiliac.

By November 19, 2014

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Do I need a new AV receiver to go with my 4K TV?

Depending on how you plan to upgrade your other home theater gear for 4K, you may need a new AV receiver too. Here's the when, what and why (or why not).

By May 13, 2015

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This stylish leather shoulder bag will answer your calls

The Lepow HiSmart Bag can control your music, take your calls, capture photos and more with a simple button press.

By May 13, 2015