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Old 25.11.2015, 12:38
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Re: Any opinions on soundbars?

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I am hoping to get a couple of the new Play:5´s for Christmas, and will hook up one of the old ones to the computer (has audio in) and will place the other one in the kitchen.
That's a fantastic idea, thanks - I'd been wondering what to put on the CY15 Christmas list, and had been considering a new NAS... but you're right, I do need a couple new Sonos speakers as well!
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Re: Any opinions on soundbars?

Technology changes so fast with these things so bumping this thread.

I currently have a Samsung 5.1 HTS with wireless rears, hooked up to a bluray and their is nothing really wrong with the sound.... but. All our media is now digital and stored on RAID, we have a full LAN and media accessed via Apple TV, so we are thinking of replacing the Samsung HTS with a sound bar for less clutter. We aren't big audio buffs, so movies and especially voice (I'm hearing impaired) is the biggest thing, so I guess:
- good sound quality and a reasonable attempt at surround sound
- good sound adjustment to cater for enhanced speech
- simple operation
- enough ports to connect TV, STB from WWZ, ATV and a a spare for a console

I haven't mentioned budget as I haven't though of one, and a bar that ticks the boxes we want is rather more important, but guess these thing go from 'that seems ok' to 'HOW MUCH'

Any current recommendations from the buff's who know more about these things than me would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Any opinions on soundbars?

Just a heads up... there is a soundbar on the market called the Sony HT-RT5 which is a true 5.1 solution with wireless rears that can also be taken to other rooms and used as multi-room speakers.http://www.sony.co.uk/electronics/sound-bars/ht-rt5

Reviews are pretty much all decent for example http://geekculture.co/geek-review-sony-ht-rt5-soundbar/ and http://soundbarreviews.net/sony-ht-rt5-review/

Amazon reviews http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-Soundba.../dp/B013H1WQKK

User feedback: https://www.avforums.com/threads/son...-have.1976283/

The only real negative things I have seen are that volume can be finicky and to get it at full blast you have to fiddle with the settings sometimes. However for most people in an apartment that shouldn't be an issue.

Seems like a decent solution for those wanting less clutter and acceptable sound quality.
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Re: Any opinions on soundbars?

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Just a heads up... there is a soundbar on the market called the Sony HT-RT5 which is a true 5.1 solution with wireless rears that can also be taken to other rooms and used as multi-room speakers.http://www.sony.co.uk/electronics/sound-bars/ht-rt5

Reviews are pretty much all decent for example http://geekculture.co/geek-review-sony-ht-rt5-soundbar/ and http://soundbarreviews.net/sony-ht-rt5-review/

Amazon reviews http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-Soundba.../dp/B013H1WQKK

User feedback: https://www.avforums.com/threads/son...-have.1976283/

The only real negative things I have seen are that volume can be finicky and to get it at full blast you have to fiddle with the settings sometimes. However for most people in an apartment that shouldn't be an issue.

Seems like a decent solution for those wanting less clutter and acceptable sound quality.
How are the rear speakers powered; by battery or mains?

Edit: found it, mains, obviously .
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