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  1. #1
    AR Newbie Registered Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2014

    Looking for sound bar or home theater ? who do i know if my tv is compatible?

    i have this TV: Insignia™ - 50" Class - Plasma - 720p - 600Hz - HDTV Model: NS-50P650A11 Insignia™ - 50" Class - Plasma - 720p - 600Hz - HDTV - NS-50P650A11 | Insignia Im trying to buy a soundbar or home theather> I just want a little more sound. and do i know is compatible with my TV? thank you.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    St. Louis, MO, USA
    Most any sound bar would be compatible, you want to see what type of audio output your TV has and make sure the sound bar has the same type input.

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    Charm Thai™
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Hi Terrie I'll echo what Peabody said. Looking at your TV specs it has both an optical audio out and analog audio out so you'll want to make sure the sound bar has either an optical or analog audio input. From my little bit of research the majority of soundbars out there have both.

    If you have a few soundbars in mind post them here and we'll be able to make sure they have what you need for hook up.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    I am very happy with my ZVOX 555, with an external sub attached, although it does have a 6" woofer.

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    Forum Regular blackraven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    Read the reviews on sound bars and listen for yourself. They are a big improvement on TV sound but many sound thin, shrill or tinny. Don't go cheap. You will have to decide if you want a subwoofer with it or not. Listen carefully to dialog when you audition them.

    This Philips has excellent reviews but may be hard to find.

    Philips HTL5120 review - Soundbar

    Some of the Sony's are decent and the Sonos is the best I have heard but expensive

    I listened to several of them about 1 year ago and ended up buying a pair definitive technology home theater bookshelf speakers to use with a cheap pioneer receiver. The sound is much better than any sound bar.
    Pass Labs X250 amp, BAT Vk-51se Preamp,
    Thorens TD-145 TT, Bellari phono preamp, Nagaoka MP-200 Cartridge
    Magnepan QR1.6 speakers
    Luxman DA-06 DAC
    Van Alstine Ultra Plus Hybrid Tube DAC
    Dual Martin Logan Original Dynamo Subs
    Parasound A21 amp
    Vintage Luxman T-110 tuner
    Magnepan MMG's, Grant Fidelity DAC-11, Class D CDA254 amp
    Monitor Audio S1 speakers, PSB B6 speakers
    Vintage Technic's Integrated amp
    Music Hall 25.2 CDP
    Adcom GFR 700 AVR
    Cables- Cardas, Silnote, BJC
    Velodyne CHT 8 sub

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