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post #31 of 368
no they dont sell longer wire.. they sell the set of five wires (again) but what i will do is use the rear wires and use them as my front wire and one front wire i will use it as my center channel wire.. really frustrating really..
post #32 of 368
Oh! So they don't have any wires long enough to reach to our back speakers? And their wiring is proprietary, right? Is there any way to make your own?
post #33 of 368
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Originally Posted by bicker1 View Post

Oh! So they don't have any wires long enough to reach to our back speakers? And their wiring is proprietary, right? Is there any way to make your own?

A quick look at the manual indicates that the proprietary connections are only on the receiver but that the connections on the speakers are spring clips. That means you can splice an extension into the supplied wires and make them any length you need to reach the speakers. I did this with an old Toshiba HTIB several years ago for the same reason (supplied wires too short for surround speaker locations). It works just fine.
post #34 of 368
yes thats what Im going to be doing.. I called sony and told them that I was having some issues with my rear speaker wire.. so they are going to send me a (wire kit) wich includes al five wires..

please dont judge me for saying a little lie
post #35 of 368
Thread Starter 
Seems like every one is happy with this system with the exception of the wires. Do any of you guys have any complaints about the "performance" of the system??

Also whats the best way to place the speakers to get a theater effect? I'm new to this audio thing, and I'm on the fence about getting this system.
post #36 of 368
I am actually pretty happy with the sound. dont worry about the placement, the manual has a diagram of the best positions and the calibration mic does a great job at setting the levels for the speakers and sub.

I am using a ps3 and I have it set up to LCPM and I was trying out the dark night last night and it sounded great...

still pissed at the wire though...
post #37 of 368
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Originally Posted by paisita18 View Post

I am actually pretty happy with the sound. dont worry about the placement, the manual has a diagram of the best positions and the calibration mic does a great job at setting the levels for the speakers and sub.

I am using a ps3 and I have it set up to LCPM and I was trying out the dark night last night and it sounded great...

still pissed at the wire though...

Thanks for the response. I'm planning on connecting to my ps3 and my other blu ray player. Good to know performance is good.
post #38 of 368
I like mine, too! This is my first HTIB so I have nothing to compare it to, really but I am impressed with what I hear! I have a PS3 and Philips DVD player hooked up to it. After some initial issues with the latter (see post above) I figured out that it was my DVD player with its funky setup requirements that gave me some initial problems. All is good now and I am excited to watch more movies with this setup!
post #39 of 368
Awaken HTS-S360 owners! How have your experiences been so far with this unit? Any new issues come up since your initial posts?
post #40 of 368
Pretty much torn between the S360 or the Panasonic SC-HT56.

For those who have the S360 what gauge wire do you recommend getting if I need to extend the length of the surrounds? Also I take you can't extend the length of the sub w/o cutting the wire? (looks like the sub end is hard-wired in).

Reason I'm looking at the Panny is it accepts LPCM, uses bare wire connectors, and is pretty cheap on 6ave.com right now.
post #41 of 368
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Originally Posted by KurlonT View Post

Pretty much torn between the S360 or the Panasonic SC-HT56.

For those who have the S360 what gauge wire do you recommend getting if I need to extend the length of the surrounds? Also I take you can't extend the length of the sub w/o cutting the wire? (looks like the sub end is hard-wired in).

Reason I'm looking at the Panny is it accepts LPCM, uses bare wire connectors, and is pretty cheap on 6ave.com right now.

I'm loving my Panny SC-HT56 right now. Received it on Monday and for the price on 6ave it provides great value. Main decision was that the S360 is $100 more than the SC-HT56 and I think I made the right choice.
post #42 of 368
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Originally Posted by mysticode View Post

Awaken HTS-S360 owners! How have your experiences been so far with this unit? Any new issues come up since your initial posts?

Pretty happy with my ss360.. watched death race on bluray last week and listened to things that I had never heard before. bullets, empty bullet cases hitting the floor, the sound of the engine when they shoot a sceen from the hood.. all awesome.. great purchase...

still a little bumed about the wire lengths but it was all resolved.
post #43 of 368
How does this compare to the older model SS2300? The S360 is actually cheaper on Amazon despite being the newer model?
post #44 of 368
Read my previous post in this thread, and you will find a link to another previous post I did about the differences between the two in another thread.
post #45 of 368
Well I bought the HT-SS360 yesterday, the price was right (and on sale!).

One question I have is that when I turn on the receiver, it always defaults to "TV", even though "TV" is only an optical cable connection to my TV (although I am using cable box, so am I supposed to put the optical cable into the TV or the receiver? Hell, the whole thing works without the cable plugged in anyways!).

If I switch to "SAT", it uses my HDMI connection to my cable box, and all is perfect surround, etc. On "TV" surround doesn't work, not sure if this is by design or not.

Does anyone have any insights on this? Any way to default to "SAT" mode as "TV" is pretty much useless?
post #46 of 368
Pulled the trigger.... hopefully will receive delivery next week.
post #47 of 368
bicker, how much did you end up paying?
post #48 of 368
I think there are rules against public discussion of pricing, here, isn't there?

Just in case...

I bought them at Amazon.com. They're both still on sale there at the price I paid.
post #49 of 368
Not sure, but I found them on Amazon, nice price.

I hope you like them, and find out what the "TV" part is for (it makes sense if you have a cablecard in your tv, but if you just have a STB like me I don't see the point).
post #50 of 368
I'm not sure I know what you're referring to. There is a way to channel the audio output of the television into the HTS. It's not just useful if you have a CableCARD, but also useful if you're using the ATSC tuner in your television to tune in OTA channels.

Me, I don't do either: I have a CableCARD, and tune in OTA transmission, from my TiVo S3 DVR, which will be connected to the HTS in the traditional manner, presumably via that SAT IN port.
post #51 of 368
Well yes, for "TV", there is a single optical input. I am not doing OTA on my TV, nor do I have a cable card, but somehow when I plug in the optical cable from the receiver to the optical out of my TV, it plays audio.. not sure how since the audio is coming from my Motorola STB Digital Cable HD PVR.
post #52 of 368
Yes, of course, but wouldn't it be better (as I'm planning) to connect the PVR into the SAT IN of the HTS?
post #53 of 368
Yes, my PVR is going into the SAT IN, which is HDMI, but I am confused to if I need the optical hookup or not.

The instruction manual says to connect the optical cable, in bold lettering no less, but I think this is just for if you have a Sony TV so that the receiver and TV can communicate with each other 100% via HDMI-CEC (right now, without the optical, when I turn off my TV the receiver also turns off, but if I turn on the receiver or TV, they don't start up each other at all).
post #54 of 368
I'll try it just with the HDMI first. I have got to believe that that would work...
post #55 of 368
Do you have a Sony TV bicker?
post #56 of 368
No. Samsung.
post #57 of 368
I as well have a Samsung, and I enabled the HDMI-CEC comptability on it, and now when I shut off the TV the receiver shuts off, but that's about it. Hopefully you'll have more luck than I then we can share information.
post #58 of 368
I've got a Harmony remote, so I probably won't need that. I don't believe my Samsung supports HDMI-CEC... it's a HL-S5087W.
post #59 of 368
Ah yes, forgot to mention that I programmed my Digital Cable/DVR STB remote to control the receiver, so now on "TV" mode I press power to turn on the TV, then switch to "AUD" mode on the universal remote and turn on the receiver. Guess we need to make the best out of these types of situations.
post #60 of 368
Can anyone that has purchased the HT-SS360 confirm whether or not it supports S-AIR (the module for making the rears wireless)?

If you go to the Sony USA site, Amazon, Buy.com it doesn't mention it. But, if you go to the Sony UK site, Amazon UK, and TigerDirect, they say it's S-AIR compatible. Don't know which to believe!!

I would assume there needs to be a slot/port on the back for the S-AIR module? Not really sure about this but, it would make sense. Thanks
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