Updated on 2 August 2013 by

DTS (Digital Theatre Systems) Inc. an American multinational company are one of the leading developers of sound technology The DTS surround sound used in several of the best home theatres is a series of multichannel audio technologies invented by them.

DTS began with a 5.1 channel system in which they encoded audio as five discrete, full range channels and added to this a Low Frequency Effects channel meant for the subwoofer. DTS Neo 6 is a variant of the DTS 5.1 and was DTS's response to Dolby's Prologic II. Here another channel called the center channel is generated from the present 5.1 channel, thus extracting a 6.1 channel surround sound system from a two-channel audio source.

Neo:6 is a matrixed surround sound system and a multiband decoder capable of enhancing multiple signals simultaneously. Compatibility isn't an issue with Neo:6 as it can work its way with any two channel audio source content.

Our list of the best home theatres with surround sound DTS Neo:6 are top rated HT sets from manufacturers like Sony, Onkyo and Samsung; and depending on your budget you've got the option of 5.1, 6.1 or even a 7.1 configuration. However, with a 7.1 system the DTS Neo:6 is limited to playing only mono in the two center-rear speakers. Many of the leading HT systems in this bracket offer several features including Blu-Ray disc players which can be connected to your speakers through the A/V receiver to watch HD movies with cinematic audio dynamics. If you've already got a Blu-ray player, you could opt for one of these home theater sets which are 3D compatible. They come with 3D HDMI so you can even watch 3D HD movies with the best surround sound.


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Sony BDVN890W
Onkyo Ht-s9400thx
Onkyo HT-S84
Samsung HW-D650S
Sony BDV-E780W
Sony BDVN890W/Z Blu-ray Home Theater Systems
Onkyo Ht-s9400thx Theater System
Onkyo HT-S8400 Theater System
Samsung HW-D650S Theater System
Sony BDV-E780W Theater System with Wireless Speakers
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Release Date
Jan 2012
Jun 2011
Jun 2011
Aug 2011
May 2011
Surround Sound
Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Pro Logic, DTS Neo:6
DTS Neo:6, THX, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, Dolby Digital Plus (DD+), Dolby Pro Logic IIz
Dolby Digital, DTS Neo:6, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, Dolby Digital Plus (DD+), Dolby Pro Logic IIz
Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS decoder, DTS-HD High Resolution, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS Neo:6, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, DTS-ES decoder, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby TrueHD, DTS 96/24
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS decoder, DTS-HD LBR, Dolby Pro Logic, DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, DSD decoder, DTS-HD High Resolution, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-ES Matrix 6.1, DTS Neo:6, Dolby TrueHD, DTS 96/24
Main Speakers Power Output
750.0 Watts
1035.0 Watts
130.0 Watts
100.0 Watts
1000.0 Watts
Number Of Speakers
5 Speakers and Subwoofer
7 Speakers and Subwoofer
5 Speakers and Subwoofer
5 Speakers and Subwoofer
6 Speakers and Subwoofer
Playable Disk Types
Blu-ray, DVD+R DL, DVD, DVD-R DL, Blu-ray, DVD-RAM, BD-RE, BD-R
DVD, DVD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, CD-ROM, DVD+R, SACD, CD-R, DVD+RW, DVD-RW
Playable File Formats
JPEG, DivX, WMV
MP3, JPEG, WMA
MP3, WMA
MP3, AAC, WMA
Front Speaker
5 Way
2 Way
2 Way
2 Way
1 Way
Included Components
Speakers, Blu-ray Player, Subwoofer
Receiver, Radio Tuner
Receiver, Radio Tuner
Receiver
Speaker system, Blu-ray disc player / AV receiver
Remote Control
Yes
Yes
Yes
Infrared
Universal
Subwoofer Power Output
250.0 Watts
125.0 Watts
120.0 Watts
100.0 Watts
165.0 Watts
Use
Music, Movies
Music
Music
Music, Movies
Average Rating
 4.5 stars
 4.5 stars
 3.9 stars
 3.2 stars
 4.0 stars