Excellent sound quality for both regular TV and surround movies. Very easy hookup. HDMI cable to Sony Bravia TV. HDMI cable to Dish Network box(VIP722). HDMI cable to Samsung blu ray. There are regular connections for non HDMI units also. You won't go wrong with this unit.
i was really skeptical about going with a sound bar at first, but all of those thoughts were out the window as soon as the system got broken in (about 1 or 2 day period to fully break in the system). coming from the traditional 5.1 systems (have had systems ranging from home theater in a box-type of setups to bose lifestyle 5.1's to martin logan set ups), i was really surprised at how well this 1 speaker set up simulated "surround sound". i found myself looking over my shoulder every now and then, while watching movies, because i was hearing things from alot of different places, other than just in front of me. the CT150 was supposed to be a temporary set up for me, but after about a month of use, i'm really considering sticking to soundbars. the simplicity and ergonomics just cannot be compared to by big, traditional 5.1 systems.
as for sound quality, the vocals are nice and crisp. i know the CT100 had a vocal problem, but i can hear everything crystal clear on my CT150 (center channel set at +5). i have my CT150 in a very open living room (about 20x35), so i have my subwoofer level set at +5 (settings go from -6 to +6). the bass levels would be comparable to my bose lifestyle 25 system, with the CT150 having a slight bass advantage. all in all, a great little package. i really couldn't think of a better, more ergonomic set up for a smaller living room or bedroom. i might just stick with soundbars from now on and just upgrade to bigger/better soundbar set ups.
PROS: Easy to set up and use, nice features, multiple HMDI inputs is a big bonus to connect PS3, Cable box, etc The woofer is the receiver so you don't need a separate receiver CONS: Sound output is weaker than I expected. At full volume it is relatively loud for a small room, but I like the ability to crank it up and I can't with this system. Note: This also is not wireless, the bar connects to woofer with a ribbon wire.
If you are planning this for a really large room and you are going to be sitting 17 or more feet away maybe you should consider the 400W 350 model..... but for a normal room you will be thrilled by this unit.
Exactly what I wanted! A middle of the road soundbar with excellent sound and lots of features! Very easy to switch inputs, great sound, great bass, great product! Only issue I have had is directly wiring my computer to it via HDMI, but I think it is an issue with my computer and not the bar. All inputs are on the sub-woofer/amp, not the soundbar part of the unit. Great product!
Easy installation. Perfect fit in a 32" TV entertainment center. Wires connecting bar to subwooser are a ribbon style so very thin. Multiple inputs provide a great selection. Used the optical in for quick install but will use the HDMI hub later for final install.
Surround may be challenging. Surround using a Soundbar is easy. Front Left, Center, Right Channels are Integrated into Sound Bar speaker unit. All lower frequencies are handled by a compact powered subwoofer. Special acoustically designed speaker Drivers deliver encompassing surround sound. Add your HDTV, Disc Player, Game System, and other devices. Home-theater is simple and sweet with the Sony HT-CT150.
Enjoy simple, yet powerful surround sound with the 32" Sony HT-CT150 3D Sound Bar Home Theater System. Features 3D compatibility so you can complete your 3D entertainment system.1 Connect multiple HD or 3D devices using a single HDMI cable per device (sold separately) and turn this sound bar system into your entertainment “hub". The beautifully sleek monolithic design makes it a great compliment to the Sony BRAVIA 3D HDTVs, or virtually any other HDTV screen.
HDMI Repeater: Connect multiple devices via HDMI to your surround sound system, easily Switch between them, and then connect everything to your HDTV with just one HDMI cable
3D Pass-Through: Enjoy 3D Blu-Ray Disc movies, Video games and other 3D content with compatible players and HDTVs
Audio Return Channel : Eliminate the need for extra cables connected to your TV. This feature allows audio to be sent from your compatible TV to your Receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to your TV
Standby pass-through of Audio & Video : Conveniently access all your HDM connected devices without having to power on the receiver. BRAVIA Sync Capable : Conveniently operate and control all your HDMI connected BRAVIA Sync devices with one remote including: Blu-ray Disc Players, BRAVIA HDTVs, home-theater products, Handycam® Camcorders and Cyber-shot® Digital Cameras
Blu-ray Disc HD Audio: When you connect via HDMI a Blu-ray Disc player that can Output the latest High Definition audio formats, including Dolby True-HD and DTS-HD Master Audio you can experience sound closer to the way it was captured.
Digital Media Port: Connect a Digital Media Port (DMP) Adapter (sold separately) to your audio system and access Music from your iPod, Walkman® player, or PC device.
Audio Power Output: RMS: 85 Watts x3 +85W Subwoofer - when all are used - approx 40 Hz to 20,000Hz Frequency response range