\r\nThe home theater setup, while appealing, can be a bit aesthetically\u00a0intrusive on one's living room, not to mention challenging from a technical know-how when it comes to setup. \u00a0So it's no surprise to us that we've seen the soundbar, an all in one virtual surround sound speaker, grow in popularity along side the now\u00a0ubiquitous\u00a0flat screen TV.\r\n\r\nYesterday, JVC announced two new models to the category, the TH-BC1 and TH-BC3. \u00a0They're virtually identical in terms of specs, while the latter, more expensive BC3 sports a a push-open dock for iPod\/iPhone, HDMI 1.4 (two inputs\/one output) and composite video output for enjoying movies via iPod\/iPhone. \u00a0Both speakers include 6.1 channel processing, a 60-watt power rating and two-channel SRS StudioSound HD front surround soundbar with built-in FM tuner.\r\n\r\nThe TH-BC1 (available January) and TH-BC3 (available\u00a0February) will be sell for $149.95 and $249.95 respectively.\r\nLAS VEGAS, January 6, 2011 \u2013 JVC today unveiled two new additions to its home theater audio line-up with front surround soundbar systems designed to complement today\u2019s high definition displays. Both the TH-BC1 and TH-BC3 deliver superior sound quality, provide connectivity to the latest home entertainment devices and are simple to set up and use.\r\n\r\nFor the best possible sound experience both new JVC soundbars offer SRS StudioSound HD™, comprised of SRS TruSurround HD™ and SRS TruVolume™. SRS TruSurround HD processes up to 6.1 channels for playback over two speakers or headphones and uses proprietary algorithms from SRS Labs to optimize bass performance. SRS TruVolume eliminates volume fluctuations when switching from one source to another.\r\nThe entry level JVC TH-BC1 offers easy setup and is a 60-watt (30 watts per channel), two-channel SRS StudioSound HD front surround soundbar with built-in FM tuner. The TH-BC1 features an analog input and two digital audio inputs (optical and coaxial) and a subwoofer pre-out.\r\nThe TH-BC3 adds a push-open dock for iPod\u00ae\/iPhone\u00ae and HDMI 1.4 \u2013 two inputs\/one output.\r\nIt features HDMI CEC connectivity, 3D ready video pass through, stand by pass through and ARC (Audio Return Channel) for easy setup and usability. The TH-BC3 also adds a composite video output for enjoying movies via iPod\u00ae\/iPhone\u00ae.\r\nThe TH-BC1 will be available in January 2011 for $149.95 and the TH-BC3 will be available in February 2011 for $249.95.