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#4568230 - 11/08/17 07:42 PM TV Sound bar
Eddie Online   sleepy


Registered: 12/07/03
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I need a sound bar to go with my 46 inch TV. Nothing extra special but a nice sounding unit to compliment my TV. Suggestions? Ed
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#4568233 - 11/08/17 07:43 PM Re: TV Sound bar [Re: Eddie]
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What brand TV is it?

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#4568254 - 11/08/17 08:01 PM Re: TV Sound bar [Re: Eddie]
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SAMSUNG
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#4568289 - 11/08/17 08:27 PM Re: TV Sound bar [Re: Eddie]
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I like my Klipsch R20B.

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#4568366 - 11/08/17 09:40 PM Re: TV Sound bar [Re: Eddie]
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Well I don't recommend Samsung sound bars. I've had two of them and they both went south both for different reasons and Samsung was of no help in getting repairs. Their support is frustrating at best.
YMMV

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#4568527 - 11/09/17 06:45 AM Re: TV Sound bar [Re: Eddie]
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Originally Posted By: Eddie
I need a sound bar to go with my 46 inch TV. Nothing extra special but a nice sounding unit to compliment my TV. Suggestions? Ed


Absolutely Eddie,

I suspect you will be MORE then HAPPY with this $39 sound bar from BEST BUY, if you are reading this in time, as it is on sale.
If not, pick ANY Insignia Brand Sound Bar from BEST BUY, you will be more then happy and if not, you can simply return it.
It will be a huge step up from the tiny speakers in any TV and I do understand that is all some people want.

Here is the current link and ad, keep in mind, its possible some sales person in Best buy may try to talk you into something expensive or more expensive, just say no and keep in mind you can always return it. You will find some of these Insignia bars sound just as good or better then more expensive brand name products.

Click Here-Current Insignia Sound Bars as of 11-9-17


Edited by alarmguy (11/09/17 06:48 AM)
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#4568591 - 11/09/17 08:21 AM Re: TV Sound bar [Re: alarmguy]
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I have a couple of year old Vizio 2.1 soundbar (soundbar plus subwoofer). I got for around $100 near christmas. I live privately with no neighbors and i can only bear it about half volume. The bass booms hard and the sound is incredible for the money.

I think this is the one i have but not sure on the model number.

https://www.amazon.com/VIZIO-SB3821-C6-3...vizio+sound+bar

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#4568595 - 11/09/17 08:24 AM Re: TV Sound bar [Re: Eddie]
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You will find a number of them around or under $100. Vizio is a popular choice. if you are in the mood for something a little better, I just got a Klipsch R10B for $250. (frequently sold for $600)
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#4568673 - 11/09/17 09:31 AM Re: TV Sound bar [Re: Eddie]
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I may be too picky but I have had 3 sound bars. The last one was $699 from Best Buy and included a sub woofer. I have never been happy with any of them. I finally went and spent less that $1000 and got a receiver, 2 front speakers and a subwoofer. $25 / month payment at Best Buy. The difference in sound is amazing. Even my wife, who resisted the huge expense at first, says it was well worth it. I'm just saying to at least investigate a receiver package. I ended up selling my $699 sound bar system one year later for $250 after 3 months on Craigs list.
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#4568699 - 11/09/17 09:51 AM Re: TV Sound bar [Re: krismoriah72]
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Registered: 08/18/09
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Loc: Ohio
Originally Posted By: krismoriah72
I have a couple of year old Vizio 2.1 soundbar (soundbar plus subwoofer). I got for around $100 near christmas. I live privately with no neighbors and i can only bear it about half volume. The bass booms hard and the sound is incredible for the money.

I think this is the one i have but not sure on the model number.

https://www.amazon.com/VIZIO-SB3821-C6-3...vizio+sound+bar



+1. I have a similar Vizio setup with the rear speakers.
Is it as good as the setup that I had with a receiver? No.
However, it is a great value, and certainly is way beyond adequate.
After three receivers in five years, I got sick and tired of buying receivers.
Never again. Soundbars all the way.
Only gripe that I have had with mine, is that in the winter if not careful, the soundbar remote will turn of the infrared heater we use in the family room.
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#4568715 - 11/09/17 10:06 AM Re: TV Sound bar [Re: Gebo]
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Originally Posted By: Gebo
I may be too picky but I have had 3 sound bars. The last one was $699 from Best Buy and included a sub woofer. I have never been happy with any of them. I finally went and spent less that $1000 and got a receiver, 2 front speakers and a subwoofer. $25 / month payment at Best Buy. The difference in sound is amazing. Even my wife, who resisted the huge expense at first, says it was well worth it. I'm just saying to at least investigate a receiver package. I ended up selling my $699 sound bar system one year later for $250 after 3 months on Craigs list.

The reason behind owning a soundbar is primarily aesthetic - you are trying to avoid wire clutter and save space, while hoping to improve on the sound that built-in TV speakers provide.

Like you, my experience is similar. We used to have a $600 Polk Audio soundbar and wireless sub setup in our bedroom in our old house. TV was wall-mounted and there was no room for full size speakers and a receiver, or it would just look cluttered and would be getting in the way. The sound was decent, but obviously not as good as from standalone dedicated components. I accepted the compromise because I had a nice home theater setup elsewhere in the house if I wanted to hear good audio.

This was the old bedroom setup... you can tell the TV's age by the size of the bezel. smile



At our current place, the TV is sitting on a cart, so I was able to just use two small DefTech speakers, a basic home theater receiver, and a sub. The cost was also around $600, but the sound is much better, IMO.
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#4568776 - 11/09/17 10:58 AM Re: TV Sound bar [Re: Eddie]
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If it's one of the newer TVs with the chicken feet instead of the stand, I'd try and find one that fits between them and under the TV. Makes for a nice, clean look.

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#4569168 - 11/09/17 06:43 PM Re: TV Sound bar [Re: dishdude]
marine65 Offline


Registered: 11/27/14
Posts: 451
Loc: Denver
I had an Insignia TV and sound bar.
Hooking up the sound bar to the TV was easy.
Now I just got a brand new Samsung TV and I cant get the Insignia sound bar to work with the Samsung.
And I have tried everything, changed the settings tried optical and blue ray, it just wont sync.
The set recognizes the sound bar but the TV speakers wont shut off and every time I turn it off I have to reset it.
So just a heads up matching Insignia with Samsung.
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#4569210 - 11/09/17 07:33 PM Re: TV Sound bar [Re: Eddie]
Eddie Online   sleepy


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Lots of good info here so I will head for BB and see if they have any setups. Ed
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#4570310 - 11/10/17 08:45 PM Re: TV Sound bar [Re: Eddie]
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I have a zvox 450, with my 50" samsung.
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