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HDTVs today are getting thinner and thinner. Soon the display panel
will be so thin that there will be literally no room for a speaker in
the TV. Even now the speakers in HDTVs are so flat they suffer in
performance levels. HDTVs today are clearly video centric and while you
may enjoy a spectacular picture, you certainly need an alternative for
sound. What's to do?
There are several ways to add great sound to your
HDTV. If you have a large room and want 6 or more speakers, you can opt
for a full-function surround sound system which includes an Audio/Video
Receiver with Dolby Digital and DTS capability, 3 front speakers, a
subwoofer and 2 or more rear/side speakers. However, if your room (and
budget) is smaller, you might opt for a sound
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Bar setup for better sound for
your HDTV —
Sound Bar style speakers complement an HDTV in both looks and
performance and require minimal space and wiring. You would want a
sound bar speaker system if you want the thrill of surround sound but
your room can't accommodate a full-function 5.1 to 7.1 surround sound
system. Some models feature advanced designs and digital signal
processing to create a convincing, three-dimensional sound field. All
the speakers are in the front so you do not have to run speaker wires
across the room. There are many designs so make sure you get a
compatible system. Even within the same manufacturer the sound
not fit some models of HDTV.
Improve and expand your TV's front soundstage with a
sound bar speaker and subwoofer duo. Ideal for smaller rooms like a
bedroom or a bonus room, where
a full surround sound system might not make sense. Just two pieces and
very few cables
to connect, you get an uncluttered, décor-friendly path to
Just connect your Blu-ray player, gaming console,
and other components directly to the back of
the subwoofer. HDMI inputs let you hook up multiple
high-definition sources and
switch easily among them, for the best possible picture and sound
quality. And standard-definition video from a DVD player or VCR is
automatically upconverted to better match the screen resolution of your
Experience surround sound with fewer speakers and wires. Add in the
full functionality and connections of an A/V receiver and bring
excitement to movies and video games.
The sound bar has inside of it, 3 speakers, left and right plus a
center speaker. The subwoofer has the amplifier and the cable
connections on the rear.
You can connect your Cable or satellite TV box, DVD player, Blu-ray
player, Playstation and other sources to the subwoofer
and output video
over HDMI to the HDTV.
Sony HT-CT500 Sound Bar :
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