Philips does single-speaker surround with SoundBar

There have been plenty of options out there for people who want surround sound but not surround speakers, but we have to admit that Philips's SoundBar HTS8100 looks like a pretty slick new entry to the category. Using proprietary Ambisound technology and Smart Surround processing, it's meant to replace an entire home theater speaker system with one speaker that's about 3 feet long with an aluminum cabinet and glass front panel. It comes with a separate subwoofer for the deep bass.

The demo wasn't terribly convincing (sounded a little shrill), but if you've got some space under that flat-panel TV (but nowhere else), you'll be able to pick up the wall-mountable SoundBar by June for $999.