Updated on 2 August 2013 by

Although HDTVs are coming out with stunning innovations in picture quality, most of us have found their audio dynamics a little disappointing and not quite the fitting concomitant to the video. The fact of the matter is that manufacturers are striving hard to make sleeker and thinner designs that would look stylish in our homes, and it's hard for them to incorporate powerful speakers within the limitations of that framework. So we tweak our pockets to complement our televisions with a nice home theatre set. However, there are HDTVs out there that have tried to overcome these shortcomings.

So what should you look for?

SRS Surround HD. Many HDTVs today deploy SRS Tru Volume and SRS Surround HD to enhance the sound acoustics of the television. These are a surround sound technology specifically for HDTVs is implemented for as dynamic an audio as possible along with 2 speakers and a subwoofer.

Some brands like Sony and Bose have stretched beyond this to deliver more satisfactory sound effects. A few of Bose's HDTVs like the Bose VideoWave includes an entire Bose Home Theatre system built into the television. Some of Sony's Bravia series of HDTVs use Magnetic Fluid Speaker technology in a set of front facing speakers which simulate a 5.1 surround sound system. While most HDTVs come with around 30W to 40W of power, these Bravia HDTVs are equipped with 5 speakers and a subwoofer and 65W of power.

Obviously the price you pay for these televisions is going to be a lot steeper than most HDTVs in the market, but it might just turn out cheaper than investing in a complete home theatre system.


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Release Date
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Digital TV Standard
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
Audio Type
VR-Audio Pro Surround 2.1
DNSe+
VR-Audio Pro Surround 2.1
VR-Audio Pro Stage 2.1
Contrast Ratio
1 : 6, 000, 000
1:5, 500, 000
1 : 6000000
Flat Panel Type
Plasma TV
Plasma TV
Plasma TV
LED TV
Plasma TV
Screen Size
60.0 inch
51.0 inch
50.0 inch
55.0 inch
65.0 inch
Aspect Ratio
16:9
16:9
Widescreen (16:9)
16:9
16:9
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
3D-ready
3D-ready
3D-ready
3D-ready
3D-ready
3D-ready
Average Rating
 4.7 stars
 4.4 stars
 4.7 stars
 3.8 stars
 4.2 stars