Here are the systems I have seen mentioned on threads, there may be others:
- KEF KIT100 Instant Theatre
-(2.1)- MSRP 1499 - http://www.kit100.com/CNET Review
-Yamaha YSP Series
-(1.0 get a sub for 1.1)- MSRP (?) 1299 - 799 http://www.yamaha.com/yec/Long Audioholics ReviewLong Thread in Speakers SectionCNET Review - YSP-1CNET Review YSP-800
the YSP-3000 - http://www.yamaha.com/yec/products/p...66&VNM=WORKING
the YSP-4000 - http://www.yamaha.com/yec/products/p...00&VNM=WORKING
-(2.1?)- MSRP $1299 - www.bose.com
- (2.1 w/wireless sub) MSRP 1300? (Thanks OJGSarge)http://www.klipsch.com/news-center/p...ons-award.aspx
-(2.1)- MSRP 999 & 1499 Link
(Thanks Kipa)ThreadAudioholocs Review
-(2.1)- MSRP 999 LinkThread - a little combative
-(1.0 + sub+ receiver)- MSRP 949Link
-Cambridge SoundWorks SurroundWorks 200
-(1.1)- MSRP 999Product LinkReview
-M&K MP 4512
-(1.1+receiver)- MSRP $650 - http://www.mksound.com/mp4512_pf.htmCNET Review
-Niro 400/600/1.1Pro II/Reference/Two6.1/Two6.1-C
-(1.1)- MSRP $539 to $1999 - http://www.niro1.com/en/CNET ReviewReview (600)
new 2007 Niro lineup Model #'s are: 420/620/800/1000 priced at $695/995/1195/1595 respectively.Altec Lansing PT7031/8051
MSRP $600-ish - (thanks gdseeker)User's reviewPT7031PT8051Philips HTS8100
-(1.0) MSRP ??? (Thanks Regularguy)http://www.gizmodo.com/gadgets/ces-2...tem-213478.php
-(2.1) MSRP 599 (Thanks Regularguy)IHT/NY Times articlePhilips Soundbar HTS8100
- Thread 1 Thread 2 - Review by Davyo (thanks)Panasonic SC-PTX7
- (2.1 + 80 GB drive) MSRP of $799.95Audioholics Article
-(2.1)- MSRP $500 (?) HDMI Out/upconverting DVDhttp://www.samsung.com/us/consumer/d...cd=HT-X200/XAAA Thread on the old model
-(2.1)- MSRP ? $450 - www.jvc.com
(Thanks Hoppy)CNET Review
-(1.1)- MSRP $399 (thanks Chauncey)
Dolby Virtual Speaker Device w/"Audistry" options (whatever those are)http://www.sharpusa.com/products/Mod...8,1738,00.htmlCNET Review
-(1.1)- MSRP 399? http://www.binaura.com/products/products.htmA thread
-Sherwood VR600, VR670, VR 700
-(2.1)- MSRP 249 - 599http://www.sherwoodusa.com/am_cat_hts.html
-Soundmatters Mainstage/Mainstage HD/Fullstage
-(1.0/1.1)- MSRP $199 - $599 - www.soundmatters.comReviewReviewReviewAVS Member Pinkoos Review
-(1.0 or +sub)- MSRP $199 - http://www.zvoxaudio.com/CNET Review
In the alternative, you could get a receiver that supports Dolby Virtual Speaker (DVS), and add a pair of speakers + a sub of your choice.Receivers w/ DVS
-Harmon Kardon AVRs
- almost their entire line of surround receivers after a certain vintage, I think the x35 series (not the stereo receivers though)
seen some mention that some denon receivers have DVS. No further details.Updates
*EDIT 8/13/05- I ordered the Binaura. The price was right (got it on sale).
EDIT 1/11/06 - added Polk Surroundbar. Needs a receiver + sub, like the M&K.
EDIT 2/6/06 - added cnet review of ysp-800.
EDIT 4/2/06 - Added somethings on the option to go with a receiver and separate speakers/sub(s). I'd strongly consider going this way
, as you get a lot more inputs and the upgrade path is better. (unless you want/need 1.1 not 2.1, like me)
EDIT 5/17/06 - added the Samsung.
EDIT 7/18/06 - having problems with the Binaura. Faulty electronics.
EDIT 7/28/06 - received the YSP-800. Will review later in this thread once its been tried. Added Sharp product.
EDIT 12/12/06 - - added the Philips HTS devices. Thanks Regularguy. Added another link for the Sharp
EDIT 2/7/07 - Added the Klipsch
EDIT 6/26/07 - Added Panasonic, newer Philips, Altec Lansing (sorry no link) - - I am not really following these devices anymore - - feel free to PM me if you want me to add something to the list, or I check in occasionally and may do a few updates here and there.