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A subwoofer usually delivers deeper bass. Sound bars normally have a subwoofer; this is either built-into the unit itself or it is in a separate speaker unit
Most sound bars are freestanding but can also be wall mounted
Control sound bar with TV remote when connected via HDMI. HDMI on TV must support CEC too
HDMI sockets with ARC will carry audio signals
Connect to older red and white phono outputs on the TV
Connect via digital audio output on the TV
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