Philips SoundBar has us surrounded

We've got the Ambilight, now it’s time to bring on the Ambisound. And here it is, in all its one box glory.Well, two actually, if you count the

We've got the Ambilight, now it’s time to bring on the Ambisound. And here it is, in all its one box glory.Well, two actually, if you count the sub, but since that'll be hidden behind the sofa all eyes will be on the SoundBar, as Philips evocatively calls it.What makes it special is that it doesn't rely on bouncing sound off walls to conjure up its 5.1 channel effect. So it should work whatever the shape of your crib and wherever you're sat.It's only 13cm thick yet manages to cram in a DVD player with impressive Faroudja DCDi processing that'll upscale your lowly DVDs to shining 1080p. And it's wall mountable so it’ll sit neatly beneath your plasma.Catch it from next month - just watch out for the hefty price tag.Essentials Philips HTS8100 SoundBar Ambisound Price: £700 On sale: July Contact: Philips Related stories: Marantz puts surround sound in one-box of tricks Philips' amBX prepares to light up your gaming life Best of Stuff: KEF's cheat surround evolves