Excerpt: LCD and plasma technology have enabled TVs to get wider in inverse proportion to their thickness, which can make the audio side of the home-theater equation stick out like a sore thumb. Denon’s $500 DHT-FS5 promises to deliver an authentic surround-sound experience from a single, low-profile box. And while it doesn’t completely replicate what a true surround system is capable of, it comes pretty close.
Summary: Denon's compact and affordable DHT-FS5 sound bar is a worthwhile improvement on standard TV speakers. While CD sound quality is only acceptable for background listening, TV and film audio is rendered well
Pros: Compact design, Can be used without a subwoofer, Bass lovers will appreciate the subwoofer output, Easy set-up, On-wall, on- and under-TV mounting options
Cons: Dearth of HDMI or other video connectivity means your TV will need to handle video switching duties, Handles film and TV duties better than music