Sound Bar for TV

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  1. Ian1779

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    Am looking at a sound bar for our TV as the speakers are crap.

    Any advice on what is good? Also connection wise am I better with cabled or is bluetooth good enough?
     
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    Sonos Playbar or Beam. Both excellent, but a bit spendy
     
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    I bought a JVC one in Curry's last Christmas. It was cheap and yet one of the best purchases I've made in a long time. I think around £79.

    All I wanted was better sound than the TV had and from the front, so it fits the bill. You can spend hundreds but unless you have a huge room and really into your sound, then something akin to that more than adequate.
     
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    I have a samsung one (as the TV is Samsung), sound bar and sub woofer. It was a decent buy for about 150 ish. Like all tech buys you get what you pay for
     
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    @Ian1779 Did you purchase a sound bar or still looking?
    As there are some decent recommendations under £100 and £200 respectively in the Which? magazine/online.

    What make TV u got?
     
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    i got a 60 pound one last year from amazon. telkonic or some small brand name. it performs better than much more expensive ones imo.
     
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    Found this Wifi, SONOS "Play 1" mini speaker for £119 (refurb, 2yr guarantee) .
    Quality brand and speaker, great reviews, says in the blurb, "buy 2 for Home Cinema Rear Speakers"
    SONOS also have a 100 day trial/money back type deal too.
    Play:1 – Mini, but Mighty | Sonos

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    You can pair these and have them as satellite speakers, but you need a Sonos Beam / Playbar / Playbase in front of the tv to connect them to before you can have them in a TV set up. Theirs no way of just having these connected to the TV on there own.

    The Play 1's are great speakers though in there own right for just streaming music to.
     
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    Ah ok, thanks for the info! I'm suitably corrected :angelic:
     

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