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Consumer Reports Reviews Home theater systems & soundbars

Consumer Reports is the best place to come to find expert Home theater system & soundbar reviews. We review different types of Home theater systems & soundbars. Our Home theater system & soundbar reviews will help you decide what Home theater system & soundbar is best for you.

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Home theater system & soundbar Reviews from Consumer Reports

ratingsSamsung HT-E4500 Reviews
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Samsung HT-E4500
Type: Systems with a blu-ray player
Summary: A 5.1-channel home-theater-in-a-box system with an integrated 3-D Blu-ray player.
 
 
The Samsung HT-E4500 Home theater system & soundbar has the following features: Video player disc capacity, Maximum video resolution, Receiver dimensions (HxWxD), Front speaker dimensions (HxWxD), Center speaker dimensions (HxWxD), Side surround speaker dimensions (HxWxD), Subwoofer dimensions (HxWxD), Receiver OSD, Plays 3D Blu-ray discs, FM tuner, Internet streaming access, Accessible Internet services, Allows downloading of additional Internet services apps, DLNA compatible, Speaker set-up test tone function, Video player, Up-converts standard DVDs to pseudo HD, Station presets, Dolby Digital 5.1 digital audio decoding, Dolby Digital Plus digital audio decoding, Dolby True HD digital audio decoding, Dolby Pro Logic II analog audio processing, DTS 5.1 digital audio decoding, DTS-HD High Res. audio digital audio decoding, DTS-HD Master Aud Essential digital audio decoding, Other DSP modes, BonusView, BD-Live, Universal remote, Updatable software/firmware, Sleep timer function, Other features, Stereo analog audio (in/out), HDMI (in/out), Coaxial digital audio (in/out), Optical digital audio (in/out), Component-video (in/out), iPod dock, Ethernet connection, WiFi connection, Composite video (in/out), USB ports, AC outlets (switched/unswitched) and Other connections.
ratingsRCA RTS736W Reviews
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RCA RTS736W
Type: Soundbars
Summary: A 2-channel soundbar.
 
 
The RCA RTS736W Home theater system & soundbar has the following features: Front speaker dimensions (HxWxD), Receiver OSD, Internet streaming access, Accessible Internet services, Bass and treble tone controls, Other features, Stereo analog audio (in/out), HDMI (in/out), Coaxial digital audio (in/out), Optical digital audio (in/out), Component-video (in/out), WiFi connection, Composite video (in/out), Mini-jack input for MP3 player, USB ports, AC outlets (switched/unswitched) and Other connections.
ratingsSonos Playbar Reviews
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Sonos Playbar
Type: Soundbars
Summary: A 5.1-channel-ready soundbar and Wi-Fi speaker system.
 
 
The Sonos Playbar Home theater system & soundbar has the following features: Front speaker dimensions (HxWxD), Wireless subwoofer, Internet streaming access, Accessible Internet services, Allows downloading of additional Internet services apps, DLNA compatible, Bass and treble tone controls, Dolby Digital 5.1 digital audio decoding, Updatable software/firmware, Sleep timer function, Other features, Stereo analog audio (in/out), HDMI (in/out), Coaxial digital audio (in/out), Optical digital audio (in/out), Component-video (in/out), Wireless surround speaker amps, Ethernet connection, WiFi connection, Composite video (in/out), USB ports, AC outlets (switched/unswitched) and Other connections.
ratingsKlipsch HD Theater SB 3 Reviews
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Klipsch HD Theater SB 3
Type: Soundbars
Summary: A 2.1-channel soundbar.
 
 
The Klipsch HD Theater SB 3 Home theater system & soundbar has the following features: Front speaker dimensions (HxWxD), Subwoofer dimensions (HxWxD), Active subwoofer, Wireless subwoofer, Dolby Digital 5.1 digital audio decoding, Other DSP modes, Other features, Stereo analog audio (in/out), HDMI (in/out), Coaxial digital audio (in/out), Optical digital audio (in/out), Component-video (in/out), Composite video (in/out), Mini-jack input for MP3 player, USB ports, AC outlets (switched/unswitched) and Other connections.
ratingsHarman Kardon SB 30 Reviews
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Harman Kardon SB 30
Type: Soundbars
Summary: An 11.1-channel soundbar.
 
 
The Harman Kardon SB 30 Home theater system & soundbar has the following features: Front speaker dimensions (HxWxD), Subwoofer dimensions (HxWxD), Active subwoofer, Wireless subwoofer, Dolby Digital 5.1 digital audio decoding, DTS 5.1 digital audio decoding, Other DSP modes, Other features, Stereo analog audio (in/out), HDMI (in/out), Coaxial digital audio (in/out), Optical digital audio (in/out), Component-video (in/out), Composite video (in/out), USB ports, AC outlets (switched/unswitched) and Other connections.