Speaker maker Altec Lansing is making a sound bar, the interior-deco answer to flat-panel TVs. The benefits: good looks and wirelessness. The woes: high prices and a form-over-function approach.
This Sony Sound Bar Home Theater System includes a wireless subwoofer and the ability to stream music from Bluetooth-compatible devices wirelessly. It has S-Force PRO Front Surround sound that is designed to bring sound to a whole room without speakers everywhere. This system can be mounted on the wall or placed on a tabletop or stand.
If you look at the back of many sound bars, you may be surprised to see just a few audio-only inputs, which doesn't seem helpful in modern home theaters filled with HDMI-equipped gadgets.