LAS VEGAS--One of my sound bars is that too many models tend to block a TV's remote sensor when placed on a TV cabinet.about
There's little chance of that happening with the Philips HTL5120, which has a sleek, low-profile shape that should comfortably fit under your TV. The HTL5120 also has a subwoofer built into the sound bar, which gives it a smaller footprint, although that design tends to sound a bit thinner than systems with a separate subwoofer. It comes with an orientation sensor capable of telling whether the HTL5120 is wall-mounted or placed on a TV cabinet, and can adjust the sound bar's sound accordingly.
Like many of the sound bars I've seen at CES 2013, the HTL5120 also includes built-in Bluetooth for wireless streaming from most smartphones and tablets. There are also two HDMI inputs, although that's not needed if you end up . (A Philips representative admitted that most customers only use the optical input on HDMI-equipped sound bars.)
Altogether it's an slick-looking sound bar with a solid set of features, and the cost isn't bad either: $250 suggested retail price. The HTL5120 is scheduled to be released in May.