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I`m looking to improve the sound from my gaming set up,32 " LG and PS3. At present I just use the TV speakers so obviously am not getting the best out of the sound. I`m thinking a soundbar could be the answer,definately don`t want a multi speaker set up. Budget is £200 max and would also like advice re. how to connect it all up. Many thanks

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RE: Soundbar for PS3

Thanks for the reply BB, had been looking at the Yamaha but noticed it has no HDMI connections,am I right in thinking that I`d connect the TV to the soundbar via optical and PS3 to TV with HDMI ?

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RE: Soundbar for PS3

You can do that. If you can stretch your budget a little bit more, then check these:

http://www.richersounds.com/product/soundbars/panasonic/schtb520/pana-sc...

http://www.richersounds.com/product/soundbars/samsung/hwe551/sams-hwe551

The Samsung one has 2 HDMI inputs.

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RE: Soundbar for PS3

The latest Yamaha soundbars aren't as good as the old 400 models from last year , so i would look for an older second hand model and it would be cheaper too. 

Has anyone done reviews on the Bose soundbar yet?

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RE: Soundbar for PS3

No expert reviews yet, but customer reviews are quite decent:

http://www.amazon.com/Bose®-Solo-TV-Sound-System/product-reviews/B008EWNVI4/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

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RE: Soundbar for PS3

Just got a Roth audio Bar 1. Bit limited on inputs but works for me via headphone socket on tv which covers my Ps3 and 2 different boxes connected by hdmi to the tv.

£170 delivered Amazon, includes wireless sub.

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RE: Soundbar for PS3

After much pondering,as in "do I really need this ? " decided I wanted rather than needed so have just got a Yam 101 off the flea bay for £160 delivered. Should be here next Tue or Weds.

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Yammy 101 all set up and has made a big difference,playing FFXIII at the moment and the improved sound makes killing all those monsters much more satisfying !

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RE: Soundbar for PS3

I was thinking of the Q-TV 2 for my PS3.  The parents have a Sony soundbar with wireless sub but it's all a bit cumbersome for me.

Does connecting via optical or headphone make a difference in sound quality?  I'm assuming these things don't have DAC/DSP etc.  So I can't imagine it makes a big difference on sound quality.

The ability to control volume by the TV remote when using the headphone socket is very useful.