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Sony BDV-N7100W
LG BH9430PW
LG Electronics NB3530A
Samsung HW-F551
Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 2
Sony BDV-N7100W 5.1 Channel 3D Blu-ray Disc Home Theater System
LG BH9430PW 3D Blu-Ray Theater System
LG Electronics NB3530A Sound Bar System
Samsung HW-F551 2.1-Channel Soundbar
Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 2 Integrated A/V Sound System
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Release Date
Mar 2013
Mar 2013
Mar 2013
Mar 2013
Nov 2012
Surround Sound
DTS, DTS-ES, DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, DTS-ES Matrix 6.1, DTS-HD, DTS-HD High Resolution, DTS 96/24, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby True HD
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio
Dolby Digital, DTS
Dolby Digital, DTS, 3D Sound Plus
Dolby Digital, Dolby PLII, DTS, Stereo
Main Speakers Power Output
1000.0 Watts
1460.0 Watts
300.0 Watts
310.0 Watts
125.0 Watts
Number Of Speakers
5 Speakers and Subwoofer
9 Speakers and Subwoofer
2 Speakers and Subwoofer
2 Speakers and Subwoofer
5 Speakers and Subwoofer
Playable Disk Types
DVD, CD, Blu-ray
Blu-ray, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD±R, DVD±RW
Playable File Formats
MP3, JPEG, WMA, MPEG-2, WMV, MPEG-4, XviD, AAC, MPEG1, WAV
MP3, WMA, MPEG-2, WMV, MPEG-4, MPEG-1, AAC, AVCHD
LPCM, Dolby Digital, DTS, MP3, WMA
MP3, WMA, WMV, AAC
Included Components
Front speakers, Wireless rear speakers, Center channel speaker, Passive subwoofer
Remote Control, FM Antenna, DLNA Bundle Disc, Wireless Rear Speaker Receiver, Batteries
Remote Control, Batteries, Optical Cable, Wall Mount Bracket
Use
Music, Movies
Music
Music
Music
Music
Wireless Speakers
With Wireless Speakers
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified

  • A fantastic all-in-one system that delivers excellent picture, sound and a variety of streaming features.


  • Sony has pulled off a minor miracle with the N7100W, combining a peerless feature count with unprecedented performance for a system of its size at a price that seems very reasonable indeed for what's on offer.


  • The LG BH9430PW backs up its phenomenal feature list with exhilarating sound quality and a stunning design - all for a much lower price than you might expect. That makes it a must-buy in our book.


  • Its sound quality and feature set might not be the best in its class but the NB3530A is still an impressive sound bar for the money, with Bluetooth and wireless sub the feature highlights.


  • The HW-F551 is a top-drawer 2.1 soundbar with excellent features, a drop-dead gorgeous design and enjoyable sound quality from any source, although it's slightly pricier than its closest rivals.


  • It's a lot more expensive than most soundbars, but the Bowers and Wilkins Panorama 2 justifies the additional cost with its luxurious build quality, chic styling and astonishing sound quality. Bowers & Wilkins' sophisticated speaker tech delivers a refined, large-scale sound with potent, agile bass, while the addition of HDMI sockets brings it up to date with today's sound sources. The only real downside is the price, which could get you a pretty decent 5.1 separates system.


  • The high-end Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 2 soundbar delivers powerful audio to space-challenged TV and movie enthusiasts, but it also has a few significant flaws.


  • The B&W Panorama 2 is an improvement on its predecessor and outguns many of its rivals for pure sonic ability. It's not cheap, but the improved level of functionality and focused sound more than compensate.