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Sony HTSS360 5.1 channel Home Theater System (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- iPod and other sources playback, with DMPORT accessories
- BRAVIA sync
- 3 HDMI inputs with Active Intelligence
- Surround sound home theater system optimized for HD
- Cosmetically compliments BRAVIA TVs and Sony BD players
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Complete your home theater with this powerful 5.1-channel surround sound system, featuring a slim receiver and versatile connectivity--the perfect complement to your Blu-ray Disc player. Take advantage of the advanced audio capabilities of Blu-ray Disc movies with the HTS-S360, which features a sleek, slim receiver with all you need to enjoy the dramatic sound quality you crave. A perfect complement to your Blu-ray player and advanced gaming platforms, this you'll appreciate this system's simplicity in set-up and connectivity. Three HDMI inputs are included for connecting HD sources with a single cable and directly accessing them through the remote control. One-button control is also available with BRAVIA Sync technology, maintaining the proper settings for each component and allowing you to focus on the entertainment.
3 HDMI Inputs with HDMI Active Intelligence
The receiver detects and receives the best possible video and audio signals from all connected devices, making connection and performance as simple as plugging in a single wire. Connect multiple devices to your surround sound system via the three available HDMI inputs, easily switch between them, and then connect everything to your HDTV with just one HDMI cable.
Blu-ray Disc HD Audio (Linear PCM)
In addition to supporting all the latest hi-def audio codecs like Dolby Pro Logic II and dts-ES, the HTS-S360 offers Linear PCM support. When you connect via HDMI to a Blu-ray Disc player that can decode the latest high definition audio formats, including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio5 you can experience sound closer to the way it was captured.
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.
Digital Cinema Auto Calibration
Ensure you get the best sound experience from your surround sound system with Digital Cinema Auto Calibration. Simply place the included microphone where you will be seated and settings are automatically optimized based on the distance, delays and placement of your speakers.
- Audio Power Output: 1000W (143w x 5 + 285w (1KHz, 10% THD))
- Impedance: 3 ohms
- Audio Modes: 11 (2 Movie, 3 Music, 5 A.F.D., 1 2ch)
- Analog Audio Input(s): 3 (Rear)
- Coaxial Audio Digital Input(s): 1 (Rear)
- Digital Media Port (Input): 1 (Rear)
- HDMI Connection Input(s): 3 (Rear) up to 1080/24p
- HDMI Connection Output(s): 1 (Rear) up to 1080/24p
- Optical Audio Input(s): 2 (Rear)
- Receiver Dimensions (Approx.): 17” x 2.6” x 13.1" (430 x 66.5 x 333mm)
- Receiver Weight (Approx.): 7.5 lbs (3.4 kg)
- Surround Speaker Dimensions (Approx.): 4-1/8" x 6-1/2" x 3-1/8" (with foot) (102 x 163 x 77mm)
- Surround Speaker Weight (Approx.): 1 lb 32 oz (.52 kg)
- Subwoofer Dimensions (Approx.): 8-3/4" x 16-5/8" x 12-7/8" (with foot) (220 x 395 x 325mm)
- Subwoofer Weight (Approx.): 12 lb 6 oz (5.6kg)
- Center Speaker Dimensions (Approx.): 15" x 2" x 2-5/8" (with foot) (380 x 50 x64mm)
- Center Speaker Weight (Approx.): 14 oz (.38 kg)
- Front Speaker Dimensions (Approx.): 4-1/8" x 6-1/2" x 3-1/8" (with foot) (102 x 163 x 77mm)
- Front Speaker Weight (Approx.): 1 lb 32 oz (.52kg)
Top Customer Reviews
- Excellent sound, especially the Movie DCS mode which adds a ton of depth to any movie
- Easy setup
- Excellent integration with a Sony TV. I can fully control my LCD from the receiver remote after hooking up the HDMI cables.
- Full HDMI switching makes initial connection and switching between sources a snap. I can switch between cable and my PS3 with 1 button.
- Wide range of format handling, including Linear PCM.
- Wide range of sound modes.
- No color distortion issues when switching between HDMI sources. This seemed to be a problem in older models.
- I found the bass to be a little lacking due to the fact that the subwoofer is passive. I swapped the included one out with this: Yamaha YST-SW216BL Advanced YST II Front-Firing Active Subwoofer and it brought the sound to a whole new level!
- Uses proprietary speaker wire connections. Sony makes it very hard to swap the subwoofer like I described previously because the receiver uses proprietary plugs for the speakers instead of generic speaker wire attachments. The system comes with 4 thin speaker wires with plugs to the receiver on one end, and bare wire on the other to hook up to the satellite speakers. However, the subwoofer's is HARD WIRED, so it can't be detached at all. What's worse is that Sony only sells their speaker wires in packs of 5, for a whopping $55.Read more ›
As for the most important item, the sound, this is a great system. People have said it is like listening to a $500-1000 system. I don't know if it sounds as good as a $1000 system, but I would say it does sound wonderful like a $500-700 system so for the price it can't be beat. The highs sound very clear and crisp and the bass is deep with depth without losing too much 'punch' or getting too 'muddy'. The only minor issue I have with sound is that when dialogue gets loud the center speaker (on rare occasions) 'flinches' and has the slightest sound like feedback. It could be the case itself vibrating as I have it sitting against the T.V. base/stand so this could be the problem as well.
Out of the box the system takes a little time to set up (as does any surround system with the speakers, etc). This system looks sleek and is identical to the companion blu ray player I purchased to go with it; they have a matching black color, are matching in size and are similar in faceplate size and in overall sleek design. The receiver for this unit is about half the height and depth as my old Sony one, leaving me more space to add other components into my rack.
The speaker wires are thin and the speakers each have proprietary connections going into the receiver but it sounds so good I don't feel any need to replace the wires so this is a moot point for me.Read more ›
After ordering the Sony, I experimented with an Optical cable from my Panasonic Viera HDTV to the AIWA and was happy with the sound quality. My worst fear was that the new system would sound worse than what I already had, and sure enough that was the case.
Don't get me wrong, it doesn't sound bad. But if you have an older surround system without HDMI that you are happy with, I would recommend using an Optical cable (which reportedly has sound quality loss compared to HDMI) rather than upgrade to this system.
On the positive side, the HTSS360 does work nicely in my common setup of Cable box, Blu Ray, and TV. I have the Cable box and Blu Ray connected via HDMI to the HTSS360. Then the HTSS360 is connected to my TV with an HDMI Cable. I also have the cable box connected to my TV's Component inputs and the Optical Audio Out of the TV connected to the Optical Audio input of the HTSS360. I'm not sure if those last 2 connections are even necessary, but I made them due to other reviews that indicated the HTSS360 does not pass through the signal when it is not on, and a note in the Manual that mentioned the optical cable connection. The former point was a big negative for me as I don't want my kids touching the home theater every time they want to watch TV. In any case, the net result of these connections is rather spectacular.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Was fine as a first step into home theater sound. After a couple of years, I replaced it with some polks which I think sound much better but of course cost much more. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Brandon miller
It has a crispy sound and good separation of tones, good option if you do not want to spend a lot of money on a HTSPublished 13 months ago by JCastle
WOW is the best description of this electronic device. It brings tremendous depth to movie viewing and faithful provides great lower frequency parts of the music or parts of the... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Robert Dodge
Only bad thing about this system is running the wires. Sounds great and haven't had any problems with it for 6 years now.Published 17 months ago by Jarrod L. McConnell
My last Sony system was defective. I sent it back and it took 20 days for them to tell me that they received it "damaged". Read morePublished 20 months ago by Thomas MacKenzie