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By Peter Hulm

Good TV sound need not cost the earth

Home cinema systems can cost you nearly CHF800 off the shelf. But a CHF135 alternative from Samsung can serve you just as well, says the Swiss consumer magazine Ktipp in November 2016s.

The U.K. consumer mag Which? carried out the test. The Samsung HW-J355, available from digitec.h, rated as "good" for sound quality as the CHF748 Sonos Playbar. Only one home cinema system, the Onkyo HTS5805 sold by conrad.ch for CHF799.95, received a "good" rating, for its sound and simplicity of use.

Which? tested 10 soundbars and three home cinema systems.

Website: www.which.co.uk

Other Ktipp tests for November: hand creams (Coop), babyphones (Philips) and bagless vacuum cleaners (conforama has a CHF152.35 Philips).