Originally Posted by how
Hi. Don't mean to derail the technical discussion going on, but I have a Sony HT-CT660 Sound Bar. It's worked fantastically until I finally got some hardware capable of bitstreaming the DD Plus stream off Netflix, Now I get the garbled audio that's been much discussed here. I am about 3 months outside my warranty period and as much as it sucks since this is a widespread general product defect, I have to pay for a fix since my unit doesn't have either wi-fi or a user-accessible port for a firmware upgrade.
So, to anyone who has my specific unit: has your HT-CT660 actually been fixed after sending it back to the factory? 'Is this particular unit repairable' is what I'm asking. Thanks for any input.
I too have a 660 and am bummed to learn about this issue.
I don't have any plans to pay for a repair with my aging bar, but am hoping for tips regarding any workaround. For example, does changing the audio format properties at Netflix help? Example: One post I discovered suggested switching from DD + to "Stereo" in audio preferences in the Netflix app (whichever device is hosting it).
Alternatively, does switching the 660 out of a surround sound field mode to "Stereo" do the trick?
Another idea I had was to see if streaming to the bar through an alternate device might help. I hope to find a workable solution through my Panasonic blu-ray player; if the issue presents there, too, I was going to set the unit to output PCM instead of the native, bit-streamed format (if that setting governs streaming and not just disc playback).
Others have said that switching to an optical digital line from certain streaming devices might also help.
At any rate, I hope HT-CT660 enthusiasts who haven't sought repair have figured out a way around this issue.
Thanks in advance for any assistance.