Top 10 Best Surround Sound Systems 2012
- 4 HDMI Inputs and 1 output with support for 3D and Audio Return Channel
- WRAT Amplifier Technology,2-Year Warranty
- Direct Digital Connection of iPod®/iPhone® via Front USB Port
- Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio
- Easy Settings Change with On Screen Display via HDMI
Welcome to Immersive, Affordable and Complete Home Theater. For small- to medium-sized rooms, you can’t go past the well-balanced and affordable HT-S3500 home theater package. Newly equipped with Onkyo’s WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology), the AVR and six-speaker set will surprise and delight with audio performance you would expect from a more expensive system. The package is easy to set up right out of the box, thanks to the intuitive HDMI®-overlaid On-Screen Display and wall-mountable speakers. Four HDMI inputs provide connectivity for BD players and gaming consoles, and there’s an Audio Return Channel to send TV audio through the receiver. Plug your iPod®/iPhone® into the front-panel USB and enjoy clear, powerful sound with an inbuilt optimizer enhancing the quality of compressed digital music. The AVR decodes Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™, and is ready for 3D games and movies. Perfect for replacing an aging system, or for your first foray into the world of home theater, the package is rounded out with a subwoofer to boost bottom-end sound.Power Output Front: 110W/Channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 1%, 1 channel driven, FTC), Center: 110W (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 1%, 1 channel driven, FTC), Surround L/R: 110W/Channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 1%, 1 channel driven, FTC).Power Requirements: AC 120 V, 60Hz.What’s in the box: Onkyo HT-S3500 Home Theater Package, Remote Control, 2 x Front Speakers, Center Speaker, 2 x Surround Speakers, Subwoofer and 2-Year Warranty.
- Stainless Mesh Front Tallboy Speakers
- Wi-Fi Built-In, Universal iPod Dock
- HDMI Input x2/ x1Output
Panasonic Blu-ray Disc home theaters have been developed under the concept of reproducing an ideal theater-like surround sound environment. The SC-BTT490 employs advanced technologies to reproduce clearer, enhanced theater-like surround sound to skillfully match high-quality 3D imagery. It features a down firing subwoofer and Full HD 3D Blu-ray Disc playback. The integration of smart networking functions including Smartphone remote control, DLNA, Wireless LAN, digital music connection for iPod/iPhone and VIERA Connect complements traditional home entertainment for an enriched, user-friendly audio/video experience. The BTT490 is equipped with two HDMI inputs in addition to one HDMI output for gaming consoles and set-top box connections and allows signals from connected devices to pass through the unit even when the home theater system is turned off.
- 1000 Watts
- 3D Blu-ray
- Built-in Wifi
- Wireless rear speakers
- Web broswer
With the power of this 5.1 channel, 1000-watt home theater, you can also enjoy Samsung’s crystal amp plus technology. With crystal amp plus, HD quality sound is added to your 3D experience, filtering sound sources twice to minimize distortion and produce crystal-clear sound. Built-in WiFi allows you to browse the web right on the big screen without a wired connection. Wireless rear speakers are also included.
A 2.1-channel home theater speaker system with redesigned Articulated Array® speakers and improved digital acoustic performance
- Designed for use with your TV
- Sleek, four-button remote controls CineMate system
- Simplified setup, with only a few connections to make
The Bose® CineMate II speaker system provides high-quality home theater sound to get more from your HDTV experience. Just two compact speakers and a hideaway Acoustimass® module deliver sweeping cinematic sound that puts you in the middle of your movies, games and sports. Proprietary TrueSpace® technology enables this immersive performance–without immersing you in equipment. There are no rear or center speakers, eliminating much of the wiring of traditional 5-speaker systems. Just connect the system right to your TV and control basic functions with a simple four-button remote.
- 1000 watts of 5.1-channel surround sound
- DVD upscaling to near-HD picture quality via HDMI
- BRAVIA Sync controls compatible devices with just one remote
- Digital Cinema Audio Calibration for quick speaker set-up
- Easy Setup Disc is included to guide you through the setup process
- 1000 watt (167×5+165 3ohm, 1kHz, 10%THD) 5.1 channel surround sound
- BRAVIA Sync controls compatible devices w/ one remote2
- DVD upscaling to near HD picture quality via HDMI 1
- Easy Set-up Disc is included to guide you through the set-up process
Add the cinematic thrill of surround sound to your TV viewing experience with this 5.1-channel BRAVIA theater system. Fusing style with performance, this 5.1-channel surround sound system features a built-in DVD player and 1000 watts of home theater power. You can also connect your iPod or other digital music player via the front USB port. In addition to Digital Cinema Auto Calibration which optimizes speaker placement in just 30 seconds, you can use the HDMI interface to upscale your DVD media to near-1080p quality.
- Automatic Speaker setup with YPAO optimization.
- Front panel USB
- Compressed Music Enhancer improves playback of your digital music library
- Includes a RX-V471BL AV Receiver and NS-AP6500BL speaker package with 10″ 100W sub
The Yamaha YHT-695BL is a powerful system for use with Blu-ray players and flat panel displays, featuring a 105W 5-channel AV Receiver with HD Audio decoding, 1080p-compatible HDMI with 3D and Audio Return Channel. iPod/iPhone and Bluetooth compatibility, 4 SCENE buttons for easy control with 5-channel speaker package and 10″ 100W Subwoofer.
- LG Smart TV offers a revolutionary, easy way to access limitless content, thousands of movies, customizable apps, and view video from the web all set up in a simple to use interface.
- Installation placement is simple and speaker wire management is reduced with the wireless rear speakers.
- Cut loose from messy wires. Integrated Wi-Fi connectivity allows you take advantage of Internet Entertainment Access from any available Wi-Fi connection, anywhere in its range.
What good is all the entertainment in the world if you can’t find what you want quickly and easily? An intuitive, easy way to access limitless content, thousands of movies, customizable apps, and videos all organized in a simple to use interface. The LG Smart TV experience: the next generation in entertainment. With Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D you can enjoy all the latest movies in full 1080p picture resolution. Perfect for playing all your 3D or 2D Blu-ray and DVD movies. Better yet, our line of Blu-ray Disc Players upscales existing DVDs to near HD quality. Less clutter. More possibilities. Cut loose from messy wires. Integrated Wi-Fi Connectivity allows you to take advantage of Internet Entertainment Access from any available Wi-Fi connection, anywhere in its range.
- Small speakers provide big, high-performance sound
- BassTrac circuitry for deep, powerful, room-filling bass
- Included wall brackets can be positioned at almost any angle
- Durable high-gloss feature for a modern look
- Easy-guide wire channels for fast hook-up
Get powerful, room-filling sound from a compact package with the Boston Acoustics SoundWare S Home Theater Speakers. This 5.1 surround sound system includes five two-way satellite speakers and a high-performance subwoofer that let you take advantage of high-definition movie soundtracks and music. You’ll enjoy clear highs and deep, satisfying bass in a small, stylish package that suits any space.
The SoundWare S Home Theater System is a compact 5.1 speaker package that brings a new level of style and substance to the fast-growing surround sound home entertainment category. The speaker system provides rich, room-filling surround sound, while complementing virtually any décor in a stylish yet subtle manner. The system’s five compact, high gloss SoundWare S satellites are real two-way speakers, each features a high-performance 3 1/2-inch (89mm) woofer and a 3/4-inch (19mm) tweeter. The contoured-rectangle subwoofer features a 200-watt (300watts peak) amplifier and 10-inch (254mm) DCD driver. Wall brackets are included for easy installation of all five satellite speakers. To create a complete home theater system, use the SoundWare S Home Theater Speakers with an AV receiver, Blu-ray or DVD Player, and your TV.
- 1000 watt 5.1 channel surround sound (167 W x5 + 165 W)
- Three HDMI inputs: single-cable High-Definition AV connections
- HDMI Repeater with 3D pass-through
- iPod/iPhone dock1 for video, music and photos
- BRAVIA Widget unified on-screen interface
Complete your entertainment with 5.1 channels of audio and included iPod/iPhone dock1. Sony’s HT-SS380 system delivers a soul-satisfying 1000 Watts of power5. You’re ready for the future with connections for three HDMI sources including 3D pass-through and Audio Return Channel3. The system even matches the design of BRAVIA televisions and Sony BD players.
- Blu-ray player – Blu-ray Disc playback in 1080p
- Stream Netflix movies and Listen to Pandora Internet Radio
- 300 watts total power with AUX audio input and analog video outputs
- BD-Live – profile 2.0 enables additional content via internet connection
- HDMI output – HDMI V1.3 outputting 1080p video
Indulge in the wonders of home entertainment in Blu-ray technology with the RCA RTB1016 Blu-ray Home Theater System. Enjoy watching your favorite movies from your HDTV, Satellite, or Cable Box in 1080p resolution. This RCA home theater can accommodate straming services, such as Netflix, Pandora Internet Radio, and more. It features Ethernet, USB ports, HDMI connectivity, and BD-Live, which provide system flexibility and an enhanced multimedia experience. Journey into immersive multimedia with the RCA RTB1016 Blu-ray Home Theater System.
Copyright David Masters 2012