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I am trying to get a decent soundbar for my new place. Not really sure which one and where to get. Also tried to go check out the Philips B5, but never got a chance to test, item was unavailable at the places I went.

I went to Adelphi - high end audio systems
Harvey norman & courts - selling samsung, sony & lg soundbars.
I so far tested the sony soundbars CT380
CT780
RT5
NT3

I need something which gives a decent sound for movies and songs. Any recommendations would be appreaciated.

NT3 is a good choice.
 

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Can the experts here enlighten me, what is the difference between a soundbar with subwoofer and a soundbar without?

If I use one without subwoofer, what am I missing? Let's say I only use it for TV, movies, no gaming, no musics.
 

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Can the experts here enlighten me, what is the difference between a soundbar with subwoofer and a soundbar without?

If I use one without subwoofer, what am I missing? Let's say I only use it for TV, movies, no gaming, no musics.
U miss the booming low bass lor..

Action movies no longer shiok

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Can the experts here enlighten me, what is the difference between a soundbar with subwoofer and a soundbar without?

If I use one without subwoofer, what am I missing? Let's say I only use it for TV, movies, no gaming, no musics.

subwoofer is needed to reproduce the low frequencies....
if you dont have subwoofer... u missed the whole movie watching experience...
but must have center speaker to project the voice... even better..

soundbar i find the projection is lacking ... better get 5.1 with center speaker.

actually..for $700 ... the prce i bought by fidelio htl9100...
i think i would have gotten a better deal with a yamaha receiver plus 5.1 speakers for $800ish.. that one also can place all 5 speakers in front for "cinemafront DSP" ...if you do not want the hassle of placing rear speakers..

of ocz... not as good again.. but i think definitely sound nicer than a soundbar?
 

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subwoofer is needed to reproduce the low frequencies....
if you dont have subwoofer... u missed the whole movie watching experience...
but must have center speaker to project the voice... even better..

soundbar i find the projection is lacking ... better get 5.1 with center speaker.

actually..for $700 ... the prce i bought by fidelio htl9100...
i think i would have gotten a better deal with a yamaha receiver plus 5.1 speakers for $800ish.. that one also can place all 5 speakers in front for "cinemafront DSP" ...if you do not want the hassle of placing rear speakers..

of ocz... not as good again.. but i think definitely sound nicer than a soundbar?
Sometimes... The criteria to pass the wife acceptance test is the hardest... Especially when the first criteria is no running wires lol.

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Thanks for the explanations.

subwoofer is needed to reproduce the low frequencies....
if you dont have subwoofer... u missed the whole movie watching experience...
but must have center speaker to project the voice... even better..

soundbar i find the projection is lacking ... better get 5.1 with center speaker.

actually..for $700 ... the prce i bought by fidelio htl9100...
i think i would have gotten a better deal with a yamaha receiver plus 5.1 speakers for $800ish.. that one also can place all 5 speakers in front for "cinemafront DSP" ...if you do not want the hassle of placing rear speakers..

of ocz... not as good again.. but i think definitely sound nicer than a soundbar?
 

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Haha, actually for my case is not the wife. My home deco set up is rather simple, no feature wall ect just a "floating tv console" (which i regret now, shld have done one that is up from floor at least i no need to worry abt weight), and tv mounted on wall. I do not like to have so many clusters, and so many items on my console or on floors since i can't avoid my tiddlers from playing with them. I especially do not like big subwoofer box, on my console or on floor, kind of eyesore n makes cleaning troublesome. I am right now using a simple cheap 5.1 by lg cost only $99 from qoo10. No bluray and no hdmi connection to tv.

Im thinking how i can upgrade the set up to have:
1. Less clusters better
2. Bluray
3. FM radio (this is my wife criteria, and reason i bought my current lg)

I tried searching around. I actually like the combo of soundbar + bluray player but there seems like no bluray player with FM function around. Next best thing is soundbar + bluray player + a simple cd player radio

Would really appreciate if you can give me more ideas.

Sometimes... The criteria to pass the wife acceptance test is the hardest... Especially when the first criteria is no running wires lol.

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Haha, actually for my case is not the wife. My home deco set up is rather simple, no feature wall ect just a "floating tv console" (which i regret now, shld have done one that is up from floor at least i no need to worry abt weight), and tv mounted on wall. I do not like to have so many clusters, and so many items on my console or on floors since i can't avoid my tiddlers from playing with them. I especially do not like big subwoofer box, on my console or on floor, kind of eyesore n makes cleaning troublesome. I am right now using a simple cheap 5.1 by lg cost only $99 from qoo10. No bluray and no hdmi connection to tv.

Im thinking how i can upgrade the set up to have:
1. Less clusters better
2. Bluray
3. FM radio (this is my wife criteria, and reason i bought my current lg)

I tried searching around. I actually like the combo of soundbar + bluray player but there seems like no bluray player with FM function around. Next best thing is soundbar + bluray player + a simple cd player radio

Would really appreciate if you can give me more ideas.
I believe some soundbar got am/fm function.

If not.. Those with Bluetooth den use hp mobile radio app to stream..

My bluray is my ps4 haha

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Went Best Denki see see look look, and I saw this!
VVrlAbs.jpg


Just nice for me! and the subwoofer is a small size one, so I am still ok, only need to couple with a bluray player.

Any bro here got review of this model from Philips?
 

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my heart jump. for a moment i thought i saw htl 9100 and is already jumping for car key. lol
 

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Went Best Denki see see look look, and I saw this!
VVrlAbs.jpg


Just nice for me! and the subwoofer is a small size one, so I am still ok, only need to couple with a bluray player.

Any bro here got review of this model from Philips?

Hey bro, not sure if you are joking around here. The promotion period is from 01/10/2015 to 31/12/2015, are you sure you did not take this photo last year?
 

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Yup I saw the promo date. The staff still left it there, I think to show the specs, even though oos. No, i took the photo last saturday.

Hey bro, not sure if you are joking around here. The promotion period is from 01/10/2015 to 31/12/2015, are you sure you did not take this photo last year?
 

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for Yamaha YSP 2500 is the subwoofer position must be on side?

what if put it at corner behind?

is it ok to put the subwoofer behind for general brand of sound bar?

thanks.

Edit: for example in position "A" below

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Actually htl9100 can buy from qoo10 at $799.
Any other recommended sound bars to buy? New house coming, many choices and dunno what's most value for $$
 

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eh... new question.. for people with htl9100...

I am thinking of atmos enabling my sound system..

so do you think I Could get away with buying a Oknyo atmos receiver and plugging in htl9100 soundbar as the 5.1 ... and then buying two atmos enabled oknyo speakers to plug in to the reciever for the .2 configuartiona?


something like this..
 
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