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$649.95 - $699.99
Summary:A 5.1-channel-ready soundbar and Wi-Fi speaker system.
A 5.1-channel-ready soundbar and Wi-Fi speaker system that features a three-channel front-speaker array that provides decoding of standard digital-audio signals. For set-up, the Playbar must be connected to a home network via an Ethernet cable, or using a Wi-Fi connection to another Ethernet-connected Sonos component, such as the Sonos Bridge. When connected to the Internet and a home network it can access online music content from providers such as Tunein, Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Cloud Player, Rhapsody, etc., or stream music content from a network connected PC or Apple iOS devices. It can also be used as part of a multi-room Sonos speaker configuration.
Features & Specs - Sonos Playbar
Video player disc capacity The number of discs that the video player can handle.
Video player disc capacity
Active subwoofer Has a built-in amplifier and typically has a bass level control (independent of controls on a receiver).
Wireless subwoofer Yes' indicates that the model comes with a powered wireless subwoofer. "Optional' indicates that accessories (transmitter and wireless amplifiers) are available that allow signals to be wirelessly transmitted the amplifers that power a subwoofer. 'No' indicates that the models does not provide for wireless operation of a subwoofer.
Receiver OSD Receiver OSD Onscreen display lets you view the receiver's menus on a TV screen, a squint-free alternative to using the receiver's LED or LCD display.
Auto speaker calibration System comes with a microphone to automatically adjust speaker sound levels, delays, and possibly more to balance the surround effect for your room size and speaker setup.
Auto speaker calibration
Plays 3D Blu-ray discs Plays 3-D Blu-ray discs; for 3D operation, it requires a 3D TV and 3D glasses, as well a 3D Blu-ray movie.
Plays 3D Blu-ray discs
Analog to HDMI video conversion Can convert analog video input signals (Composite, S-Video, Component) to digital and output them via the HDMI connection.
Analog to HDMI video conversion
3D capable HDMI switching Will pass a 3-D video signal when switching HDMI cable connected 3-D source devices to a 3-D TV.
3D capable HDMI switching
FM tuner Receiver has a built-in FM radio tuner.
AM tuner Receiver has built-in AM radio tuner.
Internet streaming access Can receive audio or video streams from various online entertainment services, such as movies from Netflix or Amazon Video on Demand, or Pandora Internet radio. Requires a broadband internet connection and -- depending on the service -- a subscription.
Internet streaming access
Stereo analog audio (in/out) Stereo analog audio (in/out) lists the number of stereo (two-channel) analog audio input and output connections. These are useful for connecting two-channel analog audio devices such as a TV, set-top box, non-integrated video disc player, etc.
Amazing sound quality, best I have ever heard from a wifi system. Great controls and the Sonos software is top of the line.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(20 of 20 customers found this review helpful)
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I really don't know why someone would buy any home theater system instead of a Sonos. Their technology is beyond everyone else's. The system is wireless and can be set up in minutes. You can have a movie going in the family room and different channels of music going in other rooms or outside - wherever you choose to locate the other optional wireless speakers. Your remote is your iPod or iPhone from which your entire iTunes library is available instantly.