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Sonos Playbar
VIZIO S4251w-B4
Sony BDV-N7100W
LG BH9431PW
Sony BDV-N8100W
Sonos Playbar TV Soundbar
VIZIO S4251w-B4 5.1 Soundbar
Sony BDV-N7100W 5.1 Channel 3D Blu-ray Disc Home Theater System
LG BH9431PW 3D Blu-Ray Theater System
Sony BDV-N8100W 5.1 Channel 3D Blu-ray Disc Home Theater System
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Release Date
Feb 2013
May 2013
Mar 2013
Mar 2013
Mar 2013
Surround Sound
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital, DTS Digital Surround, DTS TruVolume, DTS Circle Surround
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, Dolby TrueHD bit-stream out, DTS HD Master Audio bit-stream out
Wireless Speakers
Wireless Ready Speakers
With Wireless Speakers
With Wireless Speakers
With Wireless Speakers
With Wireless Speakers
Number Of Speakers
6 x Midrange, 3 x Tweeters included
5 Speakers and Subwoofer
5 Speakers and Subwoofer
9 Speakers and Subwoofer
5 Speakers and Subwoofer
Included Components
Power cable, Audio (optical) cable, Network cable
Sound Bar, Wireless Subwoofer, 2 x Rear Satellite Speakers, RCA Cables for Satellite Speakers, Display Remote, RCA to 3.5mm Audio Cable, Digital Coaxial Cable, Optical Digital Cable, Wall mounts, Quick Start Guide, Sound Bar Power Cable, Wireless Subwoofer Power Cable
Front speakers, Wireless rear speakers, Center channel speaker, Passive subwoofer
Remote Control, FM Antenna, DLNA Bundle Disc, Wireless Rear Speaker Receiver, Batteries
Use
Music
Music
Music, Movies
Music, Movies
Music

  • The Sonos Playbar is cleverly designed and does great fake surround, but it's better suited to current Sonos customers than newcomers.


  • The Sonos Playbar is a lounge-unifying device that will let you dump your remote controls and your old hi-fi in the bin. Once you've set it up, itâÂ? Â? ll also let you control both your TV and your audio system with your phone. For everything but the most crashing of movie soundtracks the Sonos Playbar sounds great too, with excellent clarity and an expansive soundstage.


  • It's not cheap, and there's a part of us that just wanted it to have three or more HDMI inputs and a remote control in the box, but while we're contractually obliged to return our review sample back to Sonos, there's nothing that says we have to do it with good grace. Want.


  • Vizio's S4251w-B4 sports rear speakers for unparalleled home theater sonics from a sound bar, although it has some quirks.


  • Vizio's S4251w-B4 is one heck of a deal for someone on a budget who wants the best surround experience for the buck in a convenient package and doesn't mind the minor hassle of running wires from the subwoofer to the surround speakers. Since the S4251w-B4 soundbar can learn the volume up/down and mute commands from your TV's remote control, the system can be configured in a way that anyone can use it without giving it much thought. So, in addition to being a sweet-sounding, very affordable system, it's a great system for grandparents and kids, too.


  • Vizio's S4251W is one of the best values in audio we've seen in some time. It delivers the sort of features and control that users have been longed after for years now, and does it with style, finesse and surprisingly good audio quality. Sure, we could have done with some longer surround speaker wire lengths, and the sub can't reach low enough that it will tickle your undercarriage, but that doesn't change how much the system brings to the table.


  • 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.


Top 5 wireless surround sound home theatre:

  1. Sonos Playbar TV Soundbar
  2. VIZIO S4251w-B4 5.1 Soundbar
  3. Sony BDV-N7100W 5.1 Channel 3D Blu-ray Disc Home Theater System
  4. LG BH9431PW 3D Blu-Ray Theater System
  5. Sony BDV-N8100W 5.1 Channel 3D Blu-ray Disc Home Theater System