updated 04:45 pm EDT, Thu June 25, 2009
Philips Blu-ray Soundbar
Philips in Singapore on Thursday announced its expanded home theater lineup for 2009, with the HTS8160B Soundbar new among them. The compact home theater setup includes a Blu-ray disc player, which has DVD and CD playback support as well, and built-in speakers, along with a separate subwoofer. While specific numbers such as power ratings are unknown, the system has what Philips calls Ambisound HD speakers and support for Dolby True HD audio format and 7.1-channel surround sound. The high-end product also sports an iPod/iPhone dock as well as a touchscreen remote control.
The HTS8160B is priced at the equivalent of about $1,500 and is currently available in Singapore. If or when it becomes available in North America is unknown. [via Blu-ray]