i just dont get them. i would much rather have some proper 5.1 /7.1 setup.
you dont mention upscaling or upconversion in the review.
also, doesnt £750 seem expensive? for that you could buy a cheap separates system
LG’s HLX56S is an audacious all-in-one home cinema system, cast in the guise of a mild-mannered soundbar. With integrated 3D Blu-ray player, copious amplification and IPTV portal, it’s got everything you need for the upmarket man-cave, in a package easily parked beneath a 40in or larger flatscreen. LG HLX56S Network 3D Blu-ray …
Had a £120 Sharp soundbar demoed to us a few weeks ago. Then we listened to a £400 Sony one. The Sharp one weed on the Sony from a high height. I didn't buy either was just curious.
As for the reason behind Soundbars over multi-speaker setups is that not all of us are that anal about having full surround and also we don't like having wires and boxes strewn around the living room. I've seen very few surround systems that look or even work nicely. Most are just a mess.
Some folks just want to add a bit of oomph to their inch thick TV.
true. they are different things though really.
how many BMW/merc owners would like to drive a 20 year old maestro or how many people living in a nice 5 bed house could live in a bedsit.
you get used to some things and going backwards is hard.
how many life threatening situations have you been in? i have had a few... i still hate tv speakers :)