10 Over 10 Home Cinema

Top 10 Home Cinema

Summary

 

1. Sony BDV-N590

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  • PROS

    Compact  design & looks smart, on-demand movies, easily wall-mountable, rear speakers, great pictures, iPod ready, 3D capabilities, control by smart phone, Netflix streaming, internet streaming

  • CONS

    It has a complicated picture and sound controls

 

  • VIDEO: 1080p HD, 3D Blu-ray, Cinema Quality (24fps), Blu-ray/DVD player, Video Switching
  • AUDIO: Output Power (watts)-1000W, S-master Digital Amplifier, 1 way speaker system, Dolby Digital Sound, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby True HD, DTS
  • CONNECTIVITY: HDMI in/out -2/1, Component, Composite, 2xUSB, built-in-Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, S-Video, iPod Ready, Ethernet Connection

 2. Samsung HT-E8200

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  • PROS

    Good build & finish, great expansive, punchy sound quality, wireless sub, rich pictures, convenient, space-saving design, Beautiful operating system, wireless sub-woofer  smart hub, internet streaming

  • CONS

    Big bar, some motion issues, no surround sound presence, tight recess for sockets, fairly expensive

  • VIDEO: Blu-ray, DVD, 3D Blu-ray, 3D Converter, BD Profile
  • AUDIO: Crystal Amplifier Plus, Front  2 Way 3 Speaker, MP3 Enhancer available, Dolby Digital Sound, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, Decoding Format
  • CONNECTIVITY: HDMI, Wi-Fi & Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth, USB 2.0, Composite OutputAnynet+ (HDMI-CEC),  

 3. Sonos Playbar

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  • PROS

    Control with smart phone or universal remote, Netflix, Stunning sound, Integrates well into Sonos system, Can wirelessly add sub and satellites, Clever audio modes, broadly-compatible apps

  • CONS

    Expensive, requires particular TVs, No remote in the box, only one input

  • VIDEO: None
  • AUDIO: Wireless Speakers, Dolby Digital Sound, Dolby Digital plus, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby TrueHD, DTS
  • CONNECTIVITY: HDMI, Component, Composite Output, USB, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
 

4. Yamaha YSP-2200

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  • PROS

    Powerful, Effective surround technology, great Build & convenient design  quality, Lots of features and sockets,  lots of inputs, great detail and dynamics, awesome Crisp and convincing surround sound, Extremely compact, 3D Ready & Compatible with 3D TVs

  • CONS

    Expensive, Can’t be wall mounted, Music playback good rather than great, Subwoofer is slightly unrefined, Unexciting stereo performance and intellibeam auto setup

  • VIDEO: None
  • AUDIO: Center Speaker & Wireless Speakers, Magnetically Shielded, Suspension Ring, Powered Subwoofer, Dolby Digital Sound, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby TrueHD, DTS
  • CONNECTIVITY: HDMI, Component, Composite Output, USB, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
 

5. Panasonic SC-BTT590

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  • PROS

    3D-ready; Excellent sound and picture performance, easy to use with a plenty of features, Easy to setup, Nicely put together, great remote control app, class-leading picture and refined sound, Viera Connect with Skype

  • CONS

    Plastic speaker casing, Passive sub

  • VIDEO: 1080p HD, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray/DVD player, 2D-3D Conversion
  • AUDIO: 132W total power output, Center Speaker & Wireless Speakers, Magnetically Shielded, Suspension Ring, Powered Subwoofer, Dolby Digital Sound, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, 3D Cinema Surround Sound
  • CONNECTIVITY: HDMI, Component, Composite Output, USB, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 6

 

 

6. LG BH8220B

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  • PROS

    Looks great, premium build, array of on-demand services, vivid pictures, clean sound, chic aluminium design, robust speaker build quality, smart TV internet features, built-in wi-fi & bluetooth, 3D playback,

  • CONS

    Sound lacks weight and presence, some picture noise at times, Loses composure at loud volumes, Passive sub could be punchier

  • VIDEO: 1080p HD, 3D Blu-ray, Progressive Scan, Cinema Quality (24fps), On-Screen GUI, Blu-ray/DVD player, Video Switching
  • AUDIO: 1100W quoted power output, Powered Subwoofer, Dolby Digital Sound, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS
  • CONNECTIVITY: HDMI, Component, Composite Output, USB, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 6.

 

 7. Philips HTS 5563

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  • PROS

    Sleek design, compact, easy to use, nicely integrated sound, natural detailed pictures     

  • CONS

    No bundled iPod dock, no Bluetooth

  • VIDEO: 1080p HD, Blu-ray/DVD player
  • AUDIO: Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital plus, Dolby Surround Pro Logic IIx
  • CONNECTIVITY: HDMI, Component, Composite Output, USB, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth.

 

 8. Samsung HT-E550

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  • PROS

    Crystal Amp Plus to filter sound, control for all your HDMI-connected compatible devices, sound is clear and has enough bass for its size, easy setup,

  • CONS

    enough for a small space and that’s it, remote is not really fast

  • VIDEO: 1080p HD, DVD player, Video up scaling
  • AUDIO: Center ES1 Full Range Surround Speaker Powered Subwoofer, Dolby Digital Sound, Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS

 

 

  • CONNECTIVITY: HDMI, USB, Anynet+
 

9. BOSE Lifestyle V35

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  • PROS

    Great sound, ease of use & setup, crystal clear audio music, easy to tweak settings, good connectivity , single remote control for all your devices

  • CONS

    Price, no DVD or blu-ray player

  • VIDEO: None
  • AUDIO: Jewel cube speaker, dolby digital sound, dolby trueHD
  • CONNECTIVITY: HDMI, USB, Component, iPod

 

 

10. Pioneer HTP-RS 55

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  • PROS

    Phase Control, TODOROKI Mode (Heavy Bass Mode)‎, 3-way tall-boy speakers, 1080p Video Transferring, full connectivity to external devices, powerful yet precise sound

  • CONS:

    No Blu-ray player

  • VIDEO: DVD player, 1080p Video Transferring, Progressive Scan
  • AUDIO: 3-way tall-boy speakers with 16 cm cone x 2, 7.7 cm cone x 1, 2.6 cm dome x 1, Centre speaker: 10 cm cone x 2, Surround speakers: 10 cm cone x 1, Subwoofer Power Output: 200 W (RMS)-30 cm Unit
  • CONNECTIVITY: HDMI, Component, Composite Output, USB, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

 

By | 2013-05-23T00:48:29+00:00 April 30th, 2013|Home Cinema, Ten/Ten, Top 10 Homecinemas|1 Comment

One Comment

  1. Sonny 19th December 2013 at 5:04 am - Reply

    I like the look of the Sonos Playbar. I need something like that for my TV.

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