Bang & Olufsen Beosound Theatre initial review: Redefining the sound bar

When Bang & Olufsen unveils a new product it doesn’t do things by half. On the face of it, the Beosound Theatre is a soundbar. It is designed to accompany a TV and provide a multi-channel ystem from the one unit. However, it is also so much more besides. We got to demo one on the eve of the IFA consumer trade show in Berlin and found out why. Beosoundbar Bang & Olufsen has created something different with the Beosound Theatre. It contains 12 speaker drivers, with a mighty central unit, two woofers, and others firing in different directions – including upwards for Dolby Atmos purposes. However, the first thing

Philips' new Fidelio home theatre system delivers not just surround sound, but surround Ambilight too

Philips has announced a new Fidelio home theatre system that will not only deliver Dolby Atmos, but will also extend your Ambilight experience to your rear speakers for more visual immersion. The new AV platform uses the DTS Play-Fi system to link the components wirelessly and intelligently, allowing the Fidelio FB1 soundbar to connect to the Fidelio FW1 subwoofer and the Fidelio FS1 satellite speakers which provide the rear channels. These rear speakers not only deliver that immersive sound, but also have build in LED lights, so they can synchronise with Philips Ambilight TVs to extend that light show further into the room. The Fidelio FB1 is a soundbar with