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Sony HTCT100 Sound Bar with Subwoofer - Black Reviews

Flash311

Great small soundbar system with big sound

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Pros: Great connectivity options (3 HDMI inputs, 3 Optical inputs, 1 Coaxial); awesome sound from a little package; simple to setup and operate; Price.

Cons: All connections run through subwoofer; sound bar placement can be difficult if using TV stand.

I purchased the Sony HT-CT100 soundbar/subwoofer system back in 2008 to use on my main TV setup in my great room. I had just bought a new house with my fiancé and couldn’t justify the added expense of purchasing and installing a new 5.1 system, so the Sony became my best alternative at the time. The main feature that led me to purchase it was the connectivity options. I also ended up getting it as a Black Friday special from Best Buy. The low price helped to seal the deal. I still am using the system currently on my main TV and could not be happier with it. As mentioned above, the main feature that is the systems best asset is its connectivity. The system features 3 HDMI inputs, 3...
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VelcroBP

Perfect for small, simple home theater setup.

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Pros: HDMI Inputs, Optical inputs, Great sound quality, saves EQ mode for each input

Cons: Limited options for Bluetooth

Firstly, my setup is: Sony HT-CT100 Panasonic TC-P42X1 DirecTV Receiver XBox 360 Wii U Windows 8 HTPC I have a very small apartment, so I don't have living room space for a traditional home theater setup. I bought this originally to provide enhanced sound over my TV's speakers. Without the logistics/desire/budget to go for a full surround setup, this seemed like the most elegant solution. It has filled this duty with aplomb. I have enjoyed all my movie-watching, game-playing immensely over the past few years. I am very impressed on the quality of sound, and friends have commented on the quality as well. I can't speak much towards the simulated surround effect, but I have noticed it...
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vtresch

Great for watching movies as well as sports or news

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Pros: Beautiful design, quality of components, broad range of sound

Cons: hdmi jack a little weak, large cable from base unit to bar, no wireless sub

I have always owned Sony products because of their use of quality components and this sound bar is no different in construction. It functions beautifully for all the shows I watch. From voices to helicopter flying by in the movie. No problem. I have not noticed any range that it fails to reproduce or give some life to. The price was in the ball park of all others which isn't always the case with Sony. The biggest negative is the fact that there is a large cable running from the base unit (which has the sub woofer in it) to the sound bar. Unlike my other sound bar (Boston Acoustics) the sub is not wireless so placement must be close to the TV and bar. The HDMI sensing and switching...
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