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The better TVs look, the worse they sound. Why? Because wall-hugging skinniness, while it might be great for feng shui, is no good for generating enough power to fill your living room with the sound of Paul Robinson telling someone to shoot through. This, gentle reader, is why you need a soundbar… and, if you really want to feel the earth move when things start exploding, a subwoofer to go with it.

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