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Denon's top-end multiroom speaker has a lot of audio clout, delivering all the streaming services to match its considerable sound profile.
Looking for a Dolby Atmos capable soundbar and sub combo that won't cost a fortune? Sharp's approach to audio over excess features fits the bill.
Want a high-end soundbar to handle object-based audio? LG's 2020 flagship features full-fat 7.1.4 audio chops that make a meal out of movie mixdowns.
Looking for a proper surround sound system? Vizio offers a compelling soundbar, sub and rear speaker package for a fair price. Here's how it performs.
There’s support for Atmos and DTS:X object-based formats, while the Acoustic Beam technology ensures an expansive, if somewhat front-heavy
This 5.1.4-channel soundbar features fully immersive Dolby Atmos and DTS:X thanks to upward-firing speakers and a pair of detachable wireless rears.
An attractively designed and well-crafted 'bar and sub combo - but it suffers from limited features for its asking price.
Want a soundbar but don't want to spend big bucks? This Yamaha is an enticing option.
For 2020 Samsung is going all-in on 8K, with a bezel-free design that's freestanding, and includes AI machine learning for optimum picture quality.
An soundbar-and-subwoofer double that's designed for larger screens. It's got great front presence and the ability to decode object-based audio too.
Although it offers fewer features than some rivals, this old-school and no-nonsense soundbar delivers a great front soundstage, plus solid bass.
Looking for an all-in-one soundbar that can be bespoke setup (with on-screen menus)? Canton has just the ticket. It's great for movies, TV and music
The Danish design kings' first soundbar offering is a cracker for an all-in-one system. It's pricey, but its sonic delivery is sublime.
Samsung at CES has plenty to shout about, with a near bezel-free 8K TV with AI learning, more Micro LED info, and updated 4K Lifestyle TVs.
This 3.1 system combines soundbar and separate subwoofer to good effect and at a fair price. It lacks the immersive factor of its competition though.
Where this soundbar really wins is with the rear speakers and subwoofer in the box, making for a sublime 7.1.4 surround system that's without equal.
A soundbar with upfiring speakers designed for use with up to 65in tellies with included separate subwoofer. Big sound is only let down by one HDMI.
This is one good-looking soundbar, but it lacks enough bass, adding a subwoofer makes it extra pricey, and the HDMI arrangement is limited.
If you're looking for a TV bargain then the entry-level in Samsung's range has a lot of commendable features. Here's what rates and what grates.
This huge single-box soundbar solution sounds like the best in the business, but without true rear channels or a sub is it worth the asking price?
The largest and most resolute OLED telly that LG makes happens to be an incredible viewing experience. And a pricey one, at £30k for the 88in screen!
This soundbar and subwoofer combo is a fair price, but there aren't as many channels as the competition can offer - is it still worth buying?
The all-in-one soundbar from Samsung-owned Harman Kardon does a good job, but there's no separate sub included in the kit - unless you pay more.
Looking for an OLED without the massive price? Hisense undercuts its near LG competition, but does it have all the features to make it worth it?
The sub-flagship QLED set from Samsung delivers brightness and colour aplenty, with a great price point as the backlight isn't the best in this range.
The 2019 LG OLED TV with the best balance of price point to features.
Looking for a simple yet cost effective soundbar solution? This 2.1-channel Wharfedale, which includes an active wireless subwoofer, is a great option
A 2.1 system with separate subwoofer included for under £230? Sounds like a bargain. It is - but it's even better thanks to Amazon Alexa built in!
The HDR superstar, this top-end Samsung 4K TV for 2019 has ultra brightness, extra wide viewing angles, and more voice control than before.
With Oppo ditching Blu-ray players, the Panasonic UB9000 is the perfect high-end model. It's expensive but its picture and audio quality are flawless.
The two-channel compact soundbar from Yamaha has audio prestige, but lacks some inputs and Dolby Atmos support for this outing.
Yep, it's an 8K TV. Although there's no 8K content yet, this Samsung's upscaling and ultra-bright HDR image quality is amazing. If you can afford one.
The Sony ZF9 uses psychoacoustics to generate a virtual 7.1.2 surround from a compact 3.1 channel soundbar. Does it deliver on its promise?
The 5.1.2 surround sound setup out of the box (sub included) delivers a serious wall of sound. Add SK8Y pack for 7.1.2 setup and it's more impressive.
Genuine 7.1.4 surround sound soundbar setup with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. Samsung's four-piece setup doesn't require an AVR and it's superb, but pricey.
Good-looking soundbar delivers a wide and clear soundstage, but lacks low-end bass. But it can be configured within a 5.1 setup for even bigger sound.
The NU8000 is an LED-backlit LCD 4K TV capable of HDR (high dynamic range) and costs under £1000 in its 55-inch variant. Is it the best TV to buy?
Looking for a Hollywood grade OLED TV? The Panasonic FZ800 (it's FZ802 in the UK) is the best you can get for the price, despite the LG C8's pressure.