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The BDS 400 is a 2.1-channel home theater system from Harman Kardon that offers a step-down from the company's BDS 800 model.

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Pros

On-screen menu layout is attractive and inuitive.

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Built-in FM radio capability--a feature not often seen anymore.

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Speakers and subwoofer are very compact, should fit well into smaller home theater setups.

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Very easy setup thanks to colour-coded wiring.

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USB playback supports a good range of formats including MP3, WMA, AAC, DivX, AVI, XviD, MPEG-1 and JPEG.

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High-quality gold-plated speaker binding posts for clean sound.

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Excellent build quality--each speaker and the main unit feel solid and durable, sport a classy piano-gloss black finish.

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Cons

Lacks any HDMI inputs for routing additional components.

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Lacks features (such as WiFi capability, built-in iPod dock) that are usually standard at this price point.

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The BDS 400 is a 2.1-channel home theater system from Harman Kardon that offers a step-down from the company's BDS 800 model. Comprising two 65-watt voice-matched satellite speakers and a single 200-watt subwoofer, this model is marketed towards users with smaller home entertainment setups. CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray discs are natively supported, with HDMI connectivity included for a wide variety of external connectivity options. Dolby Digital's Virtual Speaker Technology can be applied to mimic the acoustics of a larger and more powerful configuration, a feature that is especially helpful when minimal space is available. Content setup is simplified via an intuitive on-screen menu, providing users with step-by-step instructions so as to optimize the viewing experience. The BDS 400 also includes a pre-programmed universal learning remote that can sync and control multiple devices at once, removing the need to keep track of multiple controllers. In addition, a front-mounted USB port is provided for quick access to other multimedia types. 

Features
  • 2.1-channel audio outputting 
  • Dolby Virtual Speaker technology 
  • Intuitive on-screen menu 
  • HDMI connectivity 
  • Two 65-watt satellite speakers
  • Front-mounted USB port 
  • One 200-watt subwoofer 
  • Wall-mountability 
  • Includes pre-programmed learning remote 
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