We brought 36 models to our National testing and Research Centre where experts tested on each one to see which one is best in terms of performance.
What do the experts look for while rating :
This is an important question for people who want to know on what basis really are the products being rated, so for your satisfaction we have mentioned here all the things our experts look for. The rating is done on the over all performance of the model which includes the sound quality and picture quality for models with video players, the rating mainly focuses on how much its user friendly and how much skill is put into its manufacturing. You can know more about cheap soundbars on a budget for example top soundbar for 60 inch tv
- Sound Quality :
Sound quality includes the accuracy of tone, reproduction of decent sonic details of the front speakers, center channel speaker, subwoofers and surround speakers. The rating of sound quality is done by using its own auto speaker setup function and by adjusting its own pre tone settings and tone controls, if there are any given, to check the best sound quality.
- HD Picture Quality :
To check the HD picture quality we have trained experts who rate the picture quality on the basis of clarity of picture and color accuracy of HD progressive scan signal of 1080p. For this a blu-ray content is played on HD TV from HTIB system’s blue-ray player. All signals are routed via HDMI connection.
- Up Converted DVD Picture Quality :
To check the DVD picture quality we have trained experts who rate the picture quality on the basis of clarity of picture and color accuracy of up converted HD signal of 1080p. For this a DVD content is played on HD TV from HTIB system’s blu-ray or DVD player. All signals are sent via HDMI connection.
- 480i DVD Picture Quality :
To check the DVD picture quality we have trained experts who rate the picture quality on the basis of clarity of picture and color accuracy of standard definition signal of 480i. For this a DVD content is played on a CRT TV from HTIB system’s DVD player. All signals are sent through a S-video connection, if not available then through composite video connection.
- Easy To Use :
Rating is also done keeping in mind how easy the equipment is for the user to use, this includes setting up the system like its installation or placement. It is also important to make sure how easy the controls on the remote or front panel are, so it is not hard for the user to understand the control of its device. A survey showed that people don’t like to use technology based equipments which are harder to control because if you can not control a thing you bought spending so much money then whats the point at all.
- Skillfulness :
The rating of how skillful a sound bar is is done by seeing which features are present and which are absent.
- Number of Channels :
This is done to see the number of audio signal channels offered by the system. An HTIB system usually has 5.1 channels, front left and right, center, surround left and right, and the .1 which is the subwoofer. Some systems comes with 7.1 channels which are same as 5.1 but have rear surround left and right in addition. Some systems will need additional amplifiers to drive some speakers like subwoofers or rear surround channels.
- Number Of Speakers Supplied :
This is done to see the number of speakers offered by the system. Most of the HTIB system comes with 5.1 speakers, front pair, center, surround pair, and subwoofer which is the .1. For a 7.1 setup some systems come with extra rear surround speaker pair.