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Sony HT-CT150 3D Sound Bar System (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- HDMI Repeater for simplified audio and video signal transfer
- 3D HDMI pass-through
- Audio Return Channel uses just one cable for TV audio
- Power Requirements 120 V AC 60 Hz
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Add room-filling sound to your TV viewing experience. This 3D sound bar delivers immersive audio without running wires across the room or setting up extra speakers, so you can complete your 3D home entertainment experience with simple, yet powerful surround sound. The HT-CT150 32" 3D sound bar home theater system features 3D compatibility and can also be turned into your entertainment hub by connecting multiple HD or 3D devices using a single HDMI cable per device (sold separately). In addition to the latest audio decoding technology, this beautifully sleek sound bar can be easily mounted directly to select BRAVIA TVs, hung on your wall, or placed separately on a shelf.
S-Force Surround for Immersive Audio
By using a powerful 100% digital Sony S-Master amplifier and DSP (Digital Signal Processing) technology, realistic surround sound can be generated from just two front speakers. Unlike other "virtual surround" technologies, rear sound is generated from the front two speakers using sophisticated digital sound processing and does not need to be bounced off of side walls. No matter what the size or shape of the room or what's on the wall, it's possible to hear sounds from behind you without needing to place speakers behind you.
HDMI Repeater with Pass-Through and Audio Return Channel
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. Standby pass-through of audio and video conveniently access all your HDMI connected devices without having to power on the receiver.
Audio Return Channel eliminates 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.
LPCM is a method of encoding audio information digitally which can have up to 8 channels of uncompressed audio. This wider bandwidth allows for high resolution audio which is closer to the original.
DIGITAL MEDIA PORT
The demand for digital audio and video content continues to be strong. Sony's DIGITAL MEDIA PORT (DMP) interface is a proprietary interface that adds networking and connectivity options to your home theater system. Just connect optional accessories (sold separately) which provide the ability to control and power devices while making set up easy and operation simple to use. The DMP will be compatible with various accessories which will include a PC Client ready device, Bluetooth adapter and Audio Docking stations compatible with select Network Walkman and iPod products. Regardless of where you store your music.
BRAVIA Sync Compatible
Conveniently operate and control other BRAVIA Sync compatible devices--including BRAVIA HDTVs, Blu-ray Disc Players, surround sound systems, Handycam camcorders and Cyber-shot digital still cameras, all with one remote control.
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- Audio Power Output: RMS: 75W x3 +75W Subwoofer (180-20kHz, 4 Ohm, 1% THD)
- Digital Amplifier: Yes
- S-Master Amplifier: 24bit
- Coaxial Audio Digital Input(s): 1
- DIGITAL MEDIA PORT: 1
- HDMI Video Input(s): 3
- HDMI Video Output(s): 1
- Optical Audio Input(s): 2
- RCA Audio Input(s): 2
- Bass/Treble control: Bass/Treble
- Night mode: Yes
- Preset EQ: Standard/ Movie/ Drama/ News/ Sports/ Game/ Music/ 2ch Stereo/ Portable Audio
- Power Consumption (in Operation): 75W
- Power Consumption (in Standby): 0.3 Watts
- Power Requirements: 120V, 60Hz
- Dimensions (Approx.): Subwoofer: 7-3/4" x 17-3/4" x 16-1/4" (196 x 450 x 410 mm); Sound Bar: 31-1/2" x 2-9/16" x 2-5/16" (800 x 66 x 60 mm)
- Weight (Approx.): Subwoofer: 23 lb 3 oz (10.5 kg); Sound Bar: 2 Lb 13 oz (1.3 kg)
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|"Digital Audio Input (Optical/Coaxial)"||2/1||1/1||2/1|
|Analog Audio Input||(2)||(1)|
|HDMI connection (Input / Output)||3/1||–||3/1|
|HDMI CEC capability||–|
|HDMI 3D video capability||–|
|Bluetooth audio streaming||–||–|
|Adjustable Bass & Treble Control|
|S-Force PRO Front Surround|
|Virtual Surround Sound||–||–||–|
|DOLBY DIGITAL PRO LOGIC II||–|
|dts Digital Surround|
|dts-HD master audio||–||–|
|Speaker System||Full range, |
|Full range, |
|Subwoofer Size||5 1/8"||5 1/8"||6 3/8"|
|Included Cables||Digital Optical||Digital Optical||Digital Optical|
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I moved out of my house into a much smaller townhouse and I had to give up my Klipsche 2 series 5.1 system.....I HATED giving up surround sound. I have been bouncing back forth between this one and the CT350 model. I was scared that this wouldn't be as loud as I would like it........wow was I wrong. The room I have it in is only 11 X 15 (system on short side) and this thing is fantastic. It has a max volume of 50 and I find 24 to be more than enough. Is it true 5.1....no... but it has great surround effects and very full sound.....you will feel like the action is going around you which is what we all want anyway isn't it?
I tested it with Avatar Blu Ray..... Lord of the Rings ROTK Disc 2 DVD......Invictus ON Demand (for the accents.....hard on TV speakers).....was blown away each time
I turned up the center to +5 to bring out the dialog a little more and set the sub at +2
I also mounted the speaker ABOVE the TV which I feel really helps to bring out the surround effects because they don't get lost down near the ground around the furniture
It is a little slow switching inputs but that is to be expected......the remote will only control Sony products....so if you have non Sony stuff invest in a Harmony remote
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.
I couldnt be more happy with this purchase
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.
Sony Bravia TV (2006)
Sony Digital Media Port TDM-iP10
Sony PS3 - Original 60gig
Leap Frog - Zippity
At the time of this review I have owned the HTCT150 for just over 2 weeks and have been quite impressed with the results. The main reason I got the system is for movies and TV watching and being able to hear and control the sound. The output range is good and it does a nice job with lows and high end. I liked that the system could be passive as the PS3 is our main DVD player and entertainment source, i.e. Netflix streaming. I have the PS3 hooked up via HDMI. HDMI up to the TV and from the TV I have both optical out and RCA. The TV will not do ARC (audio return channels) though HDMI and the TV will not convert analog audio (Wii and Zippity) to optical. I let the TV handle the analog audio, RCA switching and have the RCA's go into SA-CD/CD, seems on the HTCT150 the TV RCAs will only work without optical in hooked up.
I have both an older 80gig iPod video and the iPhone 3G that I have hooked to the system using the Digital Media Port TDM-iP10. I use the video iPod for audio only and have full control over it using the remote for the HTCT150. I did a brief test with the iPhone by putting it in iPod mode, it worked as an audio source and had control of it with the remote.Read more ›
- PC50C7000 Samsung 3D TV
- XBOX 360
- BD-C5900 Samsung BluRay Player
- Everything is connected via HDMI to CT150 unit and from there HDMI cable to TV.
- Optical cable from TV to CT150.
Simple and black.
The sound bar is all black with no accents and the sub-woofer is glossy black on top. If you want chrome accents, flaming skulls or other forms of bling, look elsewhere.
(Much has been said about this by others, so I'll keep it short.)
Basically the unit sounds very well - monumentally better than the TV speakers - with deep bass and very nice and crisp front speaker sound. You will want to play it loud and you will be able to, although I did find that my XBOX was considerably louder than the movie I tested (Avatar 3D).
SURROUND SOUND QUALITY:
Well, if you want 5.1 sound, get a 5.1 system. This isn't it.
I was not able to perceive any surround effect from the CT150, and to be honest I didn't expect to. So even though the box says otherwise, as far as my perception goes, it's not there. Since I didn't expect it, this is not a negative point for me.
3 HDMI inputs. 2 Optical inputs. 1 Coax digital input. 2 L/R (red/white) audio inputs... In a sound bar??? This is one of the things where this system has others beat by a mile. Excellent connectivity for the price.
3D passthrough works perfectly. This system is fully compatible with 3D.
EASE OF USE:
First of all, installing this thing (not MOUNTING mind you) is extremely easy. Plug in the cables and you're done. Simple as that. And this is not even the best part.
I'm not sure why or how (perhaps DLNA?Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My installer comments it was easy 2 install but all I know it sounds great!Published 2 months ago by caren perlmutter
not worth it, get a real sound bar. This attempts to take the place of a receiver, which it might do, but is not very loud and the sound quality is not the best at all.Published 5 months ago by Fred Potmesil
A pity this was discontinued. It is a super product with excellent sound reproduction at a fair price.Published 5 months ago by H. Baer
Product was relatively inexpensive at the time (2011?) and sounded good when used with a PS3 for games and Blu-Ray or an MP3 player. Read morePublished 5 months ago by sctang73
we have had this system since 2011 and it still work great and has survived 3 moves. I would love to get some additional speakers to use with it, if anyone has suggestions.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Purchased June 2013 and now it's pretty much dead. Started losing the picture a couple months ago and now it happens so often that it's unusable. Read morePublished 9 months ago by B. Genswein