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post #1171 of 1181 Old 02-05-2016, 10:08 AM
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Why 3 hdmi ports? It's easier to run all the hdmi into the TV then optical out to the soundbar. Plus, from my research soundbars aren't going to process the hdmi video and have an out back to the TV. That's what a receiver is for (which you don't need for a vast majority of soundbars)

Also do you want a bar and sub? Or just a bar?
Greetings Darkleafer,

I would have PM'd you but I still have not met my quota for the "Newbie Probation Period" for private messaging.

I have a new in box Sony HT-CT 260H Soundbar with wireless woofer if you are interested.

Good luck with your search
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Hey guys, my last post kinda got skipped and lost so Ima try again. I need soundbar (Or HTIB?) with as many HDMI inputs as possible. I want it for a bedroom , where we only watch occasionally. Living room already has a nice Klipsch reference II 5.1 setup so I am not inclined to spend a lot on the bedroom. Currently bedroom has Sony HT150 soundbar, costed about 200 bucks and its been good for about 3 years. Still good, just need to give it to my parents.
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  1. Better than Sony Ht 150
  2. Preferrably no more than 300 bucks
  3. At least 3 hdmi inputs
Thank you very much for your help
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Why 3 hdmi ports? It's easier to run all the hdmi into the TV then optical out to the soundbar. Plus, from my research soundbars aren't going to process the hdmi video and have an out back to the TV. That's what a receiver is for (which you don't need for a vast majority of soundbars)

Also do you want a bar and sub? Or just a bar?
Bar and sub, and optical can't process lossless audio, so I don't really like it. My current Sony sound bar does full HD pass through on video and has 3 hdmi inputs, so I'm trying not to downgrade.

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im thinking about this http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00U2E4LZO. what do you guys think? any comparable contenders to this one?
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Sony htct780 has 3, can be bought on Amazon warehouse deals for $330ish. Has great reviews.

Ha, we were clearly looking at the same time. Don't hesitate to get one from warehouse deals. They classify them as used, but if it says damaged box- very good, or like new. It literally is just a slightly damaged box with a brand new unopened item inside. And if for some reason it's not, still fully returnable.

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im thinking about this http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00U2E4LZO. what do you guys think? any comparable contenders to this one?

I've actually heard this one, it's very good. Too wide for my application though, 40" wide.
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Sony HT-CT770 2.1 Channel 330W Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IWQREMQ..._q9pTwbRQF96EQ

Older model, warehouse deals right at $300. Same features.
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Sony htct780 has 3, can be bought on Amazon warehouse deals for $330ish. Has great reviews.

Ha, we were clearly looking at the same time. Don't hesitate to get one from warehouse deals. They classify them as used, but if it says damaged box- very good, or like new. It literally is just a slightly damaged box with a brand new unopened item inside. And if for some reason it's not, still fully returnable.
I can get the 780 new from frys electronics for 313. I used to work there so I can get employee pricing. Thanks for the advise!
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Sony HT-CT770 2.1 Channel 330W Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IWQREMQ..._q9pTwbRQF96EQ

Older model, warehouse deals right at $300. Same features.

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I went with the ht CT 780 from frys electronics!! Thanks for your advice guys!

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Checked the Yamaha website, it has a "clear voice" function on the remote. So for the price, why not try the 105 and add a sub later if you want more bass.
I have had the Yamaha for a few days now and I don't think it is quite what I expected. Of course, I may have had unrealistic expectations also. Regardless, the dialogue is still not offset enough from all the music and sound effects to make it clear without raising the volume too much. While definitely better than just the TV, it still hasn't solved my problem. I may try the Polk or the Samsung next. I just wish the Samsung didn't have that ugly "HDMI" in the middle of the soundbar. Who thought that was a good idea?!
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I have been a constant reader of the various soundbar posts and have come to the conclusion that there is not a soundbar presently sold that can out perform quality speakers. My hopes were high but even the mighty Yamaha 5600 doesn't seem to be the golden goose. Someone correct me if I am mistaken.
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I have been a constant reader of the various soundbar posts and have come to the conclusion that there is not a soundbar presently sold that can out perform quality speakers. My hopes were high but even the mighty Yamaha 5600 doesn't seem to be the golden goose. Someone correct me if I am mistaken.
I agree 100%. No way a soundbar will replace a true audio system. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a soundbar that can give just clear, quality sounding dialogue/voices over the overdone music and sound effects of today's movies/tv shows either. Especially for those of us that have limited space.
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