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Hi All,


Im looking for advice to help whittle down the the masses of sound bars out there so i can spend my time more productively looking at what is suitable for my needs.


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I currently have the following setup

Inputs

Xbox 360

Sony 3D Blu Ray Player

Virgin Meida Tivo


These 3 are all connected to my Optoma HD33


I have have the Xbox and Virgin tivo on an HDMI Switch Box into HDMI 1 and the 3D Blu Ray running direct into the HDMI 2.


I would like to connect all 3 devices to a soundbar, do any of you guys know any sound bars that could take all 3 or am i best investing in a Digital Optical Audio Switch box aswell.
 

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You could get a sound bar with 3 HDMI inputs and then you would just need one HDMI to the projector and you would have the latest formats for Blu-ray. If that is not possible get one that has 3 digital inputs and if one is coax just use a converter. What's your budget?
 

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Originally Posted by BobL  /t/1456254/soundbar-advice#post_22920887


You could get a sound bar with 3 HDMI inputs and then you would just need one HDMI to the projector and you would have the latest formats for Blu-ray. If that is not possible get one that has 3 digital inputs and if one is coax just use a converter. What's your budget?

Ideally, I would recommend looking for one that has 3 HDMI inputs as you mentioned. I got a HW-E450 soundbar that only has 1 HDMI input. What I did was pick up an HDMI switch. This is what I got:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=101&cp_id=10110&cs_id=1011002&p_id=8463&seq=1&format=2


Search for item # 8463 if the link doesn't work.
 

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You didn't mention budget so without regard to price, here are four soundbars that have multiple HDMI inputs. There are others of course, but these have been getting quite a bit of attention lately.

JBL Cinema SB400 - 3 HDMI in/1 out w/ARC, 1 digital optical, 1 analog, wireless sub, Bluetooth, decodes Dolby digital

YSP-2200 - 3 HDMI in/1 out w/ARC, 2 digital optical, 1 digital coax. 1 analog, wireless sub, Bluetooth (requires optional adapter), decodes HD audio formats

Sony HT-CT550W -3 HDMI in/1 out w/ARC, 2 digital optical, 1 digital coax. 1 analog, wireless sub, decodes HD audio formats

Toshiba SBX4250 - 2 HDMI in/1 out w/ARC, 2 digital optical, 2 analog, 1 3.5mm, wireless sub, Bluetooth, decodes Dolby digital
 

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Hey all,


Thanks for your replys sorry i did forget to mention my budget which is £300 or under this will probably rule out alot of the 3 x HDMI input ound bars.

but any help from you guys from experiance or knowledge on any below this price would be mucch appreciated.
 
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