Your Next Netflix Streaming Box: An $800 Speaker?


Samsung gave us a tour of its 2009 consumer electronics gear today, and one of our favourite gadgets was this $800 wall-mountable “sound bar” speaker system with a wireless subwoofer, which goes on sale this summer. (Product HT-BD8200.)

Not only does it do faux surround sound, but it has a built-in Blu-ray player — hooks into your TV via HDMI — and supports Netflix’s (NFLX) online movie streaming service. Not for the budget shopper, but pretty slick.

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