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Sound bars for home theaters

Sound bars get rid of all the bulk that comes with a full 5.1 speaker system, but they might still require an AV receiver. Sound bar home-theater-in-a-box (HTIB) systems take it one step further, by building the amplification into the sound bar and including all the inputs you'll need to hook up your home theater gear.

We've rounded up four recent sound bar HTIBs we've reviewed that let you kick your bulky AV receiver to the curb. ©2014 CBS Interactive Inc., a CBS Company. All rights reserved. Used by permission


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