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post #1 of 40 Old 12-16-2013, 04:08 PM - Thread Starter
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If you own a soundbar, here's your chance to tell the world how much you enjoy it—or not—and possibly win one of three Amazon gift cards.

 

First prize is $300

Second and third prizes are $100 each

 

 

To enter, all you have to do is post a review of your soundbar in the Reviews section, and post a link to your review in this thread. Three of the reviews will be selected at random as the winners after verifying their eligibility.

 

What makes a review eligible?

 

1) The review must be submitted between December 16 and 30, 2013, on a product within the AVS soundbar category;

 

2) The review must contain a title, overall rating stars, review-detail ratings, pros, cons, and a minimum 100-word body;

 

3) The review must be new, original work and not republished, in whole or in part, from another location on AVS Forum or elsewhere on the Internet;

 

4) AVS Forum reserves the right to disqualify reviews of very low quality at our discretion. Be thorough and helpful to your readers, and use good punctuation, spelling, and grammar.  Also, divide your comments into several paragraphs; it's very difficult to read one long paragraph.

 

Never written a review on AVS Forum before? It's easy! Click here for a tutorial. To summarize, first go to the soundbar product page and click on "Add Item" in the upper right. Next, enter the make and model number of your soundbar into the search box, then click on the product in the resulting list. Finally, click on "Write a Review" in the upper right of that product's page, and input your review. It doesn't matter if someone else has already reviewed the same soundbar; we love multiple perspectives!

 

The most important things to cover in the main body are:

 

1) Features—Is it self-powered? Does it include a subwoofer? Does it simulate surround sound? Does it include Bluetooth and/or AirPlay capabilities? Does it have an IR repeater on the back? Which features are useful and which are not?

 

2) Setup—What inputs does it provide? How did you connect it to your TV or audio system? Was it easy or difficult to set up?

 

3) User Interface—Is the remote well designed? Does it have a front-panel display? Does the display disappear after a period of inactivity, or does it stay distractingly illuminated?

 

4) Performance—How's the sound quality? How convincing is the simulated surround? Cite examples from content you've listened to.

 

So fire up your soundbar and take a critical listen, then submit your review and post a link to it in this thread for a chance to win a shopping spree on Amazon!

 

For complete contest terms and conditions, click here.

 

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We had this problem out of the blue with the last contest.

 

Folks, please read the entire first post and remember:

 

Reviews from other sites do not count.

 

Reviews typed out in this thread do not count.

 

Your properly formatted review must be in the AVS Soundbar Reviews section and then linked in this thread.


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We had this problem out of the blue with the last contest.

Folks, please read the entire first post and remember:

Reviews from other sites do not count.

Reviews typed out in this thread do not count.

Your properly formatted review must be in the AVS Soundbar Reviews section and then linked in this thread.

my apologies. I misread the instructions. I thought I had to post it to amazon, and post the link here. Forgive me, I'm an idiot. I'll delete my earlier post, and post it where it belongs...
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If you own a sound bar and you're thinking about posting your review on this site:

Hang your head in shame and pray for forgiveness from the AV gods!! You may need to sacrifice and innocent hdmi cable to appease them!! smile.gif

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Here's my review of a Yamaha YAS-71 soundbar

http://www.avsforum.com/products/yamaha-yas-71-front-surround-system/reviews/4617
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I think it stinks that to win a soundbar, I have to own a soundbar!!!!!

I would like to own one, but I can see that you are eliminating me from the contest because I am not allowed to even enter just because I do not already own a soundbar!!!!
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I think it stinks that to win a soundbar, I have to own a soundbar!!!!!

I would like to own one, but I can see that you are eliminating me from the contest because I am not allowed to even enter just because I do not already own a soundbar!!!!


Uh, the prize is not a soundbar, but an Amazon gift card. All of our contests are the same: post a review of the specified type of product in the appropriate section of AVS, and you're entered to win one of three Amazon gift cards. If you don't own the type of product we're looking for, you might well own the next type of product; we will be doing more of these contests moving forward.


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Here is my review for my sweet VIZIO S5430W-C2 54-Inch 3.0 Soundbar

 

http://www.avsforum.com/products/vizio-s5430w-c2-54-inch-3-0-soundbar-black/reviews/4630

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Here is my review of the VIZIO S3821w-C0 Sound Bar with Subwoofer:

http://www.avsforum.com/products/vizio-s3821w-c0-sound-bar-with-subwoofer/reviews/4632
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Nine reviews so far and three out of nine is a lot better probability than any normal, no cost to enter, lottery.
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Check out my Review for the Vizio SB200, my review will help you understand why this sound bar can get you close to bargain perfection. BIG sound on a budget.

http://www.avsforum.com/products/vizio-vsb200-universal-hd-sound-bar/reviews/4634
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My review of the Sony HTCT60 Soundbar with Subwoofer

 

Oops! It's not on your AVS list of Sony sound bars, which means I can't review it, sucks for me :)

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My review of the Sony HTCT60 Soundbar with Subwoofer

 

Oops! It's not on your AVS list of Sony sound bars, which means I can't review it, sucks for me :)

 

http://www.avsforum.com/products/sony-htct60-soundbar-with-subwoofer :cool:


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I just reviewed Jawbone's Big Jambox, the chunky soundbar. I know it's unusual, but it really is better than the other soundbars in the same price range. I'm very happy with it. Thanks for offering the contest. I'm stunned anyone would complain and I hope it doesn't discourage you from offering more contests.

 

http://www.avsforum.com/products/jawbone-j2011-03-us-big-jambox-bluetooth-speaker-graphite-hex/reviews/4638

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Thank you Mike Lang, now here is my review of the Sony HTCT60 Soundbar with Subwoofer:

 

http://www.avsforum.com/products/sony-htct60-soundbar-with-subwoofer/reviews/4639

 

This a new approach to making a review, instead of giving a sales pitch of listed details of the thing, I'm writing my personal experience of it and at the same time including every single feature included in the product for its actual use. For example instead of saying it has Analog, Coaxial and Optical inputs, I'm saying how I'm using each of them.

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Submitting my review of the Vizio S4221W-C4. Thanks.

http://www.avsforum.com/products/vizio-s4221w-c4/reviews/4640
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My review of the RCA RTS735e Home Theater Sound Bar: www.avsforum.com/products/rca-rts735e-home-theater-sound-bar/reviews/4645
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Thought I'd give this a shot. Got an awesome soundbar so it was not too difficult to review! Enjoy!

 

http://www.avsforum.com/products/samsung-hw-e550-2-1-channel-310-watt-sound-bar/reviews/4646

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He is my review of the LG NB3530A Sound Bar. A great budget soundbar.

http://www.avsforum.com/products/lg-electronics-nb3530a-sound-bar-with-wireless-subwoofer-and-bluetooth/reviews/4648

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