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[Best Buy] NO HDMI - Polk Audio True Surround II Wireless 5.1 Channel Home Theatre System - Only at Best Buy $399.99

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[Best Buy] NO HDMI - Polk Audio True Surround II Wireless 5.1 Channel Home Theatre System - Only at Best Buy $399.99

Is there a reason why this is cheaper than one Sonos speaker?


https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/po ... y/13787443
  • 5.1-channel system includes a full-range sound bar, as well as wireless rear surround speakers and subwoofer
  • Delivers incredible surround sound, deep bass, and clear dialogue, so you won't ever miss another word
  • 2 wireless rear surround speakers feature 5.1 Dolby Digital encoding, giving you a truly immersive, 360-degree surround sound experience
  • Wireless subwoofer reproduces deep bass for an impact you can literally feel
  • Bluetooth connectivity allows you to pair wirelessly with compatible smartphone or tablet for digital streaming
  • Compatible with most TVs for effortless pairing and includes an optical cable for quick, simple setup
14 replies
Newbie
Feb 21, 2018
25 posts
9 upvotes
I bought this Christmas and it's ok for its price but yes no HDMI is not welcoming. Don't compare it with Sonos quality. This one is no close to that.
Newbie
Jun 14, 2020
53 posts
91 upvotes
been at this price for last 4 months
Sr. Member
May 29, 2017
592 posts
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Canada
Lack of HDMI is no go for me, I like a system that does ARC over HDMI vs Optical.
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Nov 15, 2020
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Thought optical couldnt do true 5.1 surround?
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Newbie
Feb 25, 2008
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La Prairie
aomous wrote: Thought optical couldnt do true 5.1 surround?
Optical can do true 5.1 for the last 20+ years !
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Aug 7, 2007
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No HDMI should be a hard pass for everyone.

Optical cannot support DD+ which is the 5.1 standard for streaming apps.
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Jun 16, 2009
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ADRiiAN` wrote: No HDMI should be a hard pass for everyone.

Optical cannot support DD+ which is the 5.1 standard for streaming apps.
Yup, I can vouch for that

My old but still working Sony 5.1 Surround system has become pretty useless since getting a new TV. For example, can't stream anything in full 5.1 off Disney+ now. No HDMI = no properly working surround. Kind of a forced obsolescence.
c'mon get happy!
Newbie
Apr 1, 2009
30 posts
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PEI
yep - I would avoid. I made it work with an amp that had HDMI PASSTHROUGH for some reason, and only took 5.1 from RCA or optical cables. getting 5.1 from a bunch of crap was always a pain.

Was a great Yamaha amp, but yeah - such a giant pain in the ass.
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Jan 19, 2013
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I got this from costco .. I would not recommend this , in addition to the issues raised in the earlier thread ( with the most common issues : low bass , no custom modes ) , I have been facing another issue , the additional speakers often is getting disconnected .. overall very disappointed with the unit ..
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Jul 13, 2009
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If this was $250....optical is fine.
$399 too high for no HDMI, the ability to simply control volume with one remote is enough to justify HDMI.

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