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post #1 of 3 Old 03-12-2011, 05:26 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi all...just purchased a 60" Sharp Aquos LCD (4 HDMI's) from Amazon...

What soundbar would work best with this? I keep reading about the SONY HT-CT150. Please advise and thank you in advance for help.

Oooo...also, what is the benefit of having HDMI inputs on soundbar vs not? I already have a Yamaha receiver but only has 2 HDMI's.

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If you have a receiver already why not get a non-powered soundbar? There are many options available depending on your budget.
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HDMI on a soundbar (or receiver) allows the device to process all high end audio formats if the soundbar (or receiver) is capable. These capabilities vary by device.

A have a modest high end audio system that I use for music and a soundbar for video. My preference is for my devices to be connected to the television so that I may customize each video input for best picture. For instance, I use THX for Blu-Ray and DVD, one set of Custom settings for DVR, another set of Custom settings for PC and a third set of Custom settings for my wife's video camera. Finally I have another group of custom settings for digital photos. I then use either digital or analog outputs from each device to my soundbar for audio. My two primary components, Blu-Ray and DVR use optical which allows 5.1 audio. The remainder use 2-ch analog outputs from the TV as 2-ch is acceptable to me for anything from the PC or my wife's camcorder. No sound for my digital photos.

The CT-150 is a very good sounding unit and does have switching for up to three video components via HDMI. In such a system the only use for your Yamaha receiver would be as a possible tuner for the CT-150.

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