It's been a good 6-7 months since I researched soundbars when I was shopping for one. On bluetooth option, I think Yamaha sold bluetooth receiver as an accessory (among the soundbars that I liked). Besides that there were a few soundbars (LG, Samsung, Panasonic iirc) that came with Bluetooth feature but I did not fancy them at all. In short, the options were very limited for bluetooth streaming. I simply use a dedicated Aux port to connect my iPod/laptop to the soundbar. Many reviewed / recommended soundbars in this forum meet your other criteria (hdmi, <$500, remote compatibility). Good luck with your selection!