From unboxing to watching What We Do in the Shadows, it took me about 15 minutes to get the HW-Q950A ready to play hissing vampire noises. Samsungs new bar goes well beyond that: 11.1.4 channels versus its predecessor's 9.1.4. ._3K2ydhts9_ES4s9UpcXqBi{display:block;padding:0 16px;width:100%} That said, those options cost around $1,000, and this Samsung soundbar is a few hundred dollars more. ._1sDtEhccxFpHDn2RUhxmSq{font-family:Noto Sans,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:400;line-height:18px;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;-ms-flex-flow:row nowrap;flex-flow:row nowrap}._1d4NeAxWOiy0JPz7aXRI64{color:var(--newCommunityTheme-metaText)}.icon._3tMM22A0evCEmrIk-8z4zO{margin:-2px 8px 0 0} .FIYolDqalszTnjjNfThfT{max-width:256px;white-space:normal;text-align:center} Because Game Pro mode will use all the speakers of Q950A so I'm curious. 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