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post #1621 of 2094
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Originally Posted by Possumgirl View Post

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Another connectivity option is three components via HDMI to the CT150 and one component via HDMI to the TV. For that component, disable HDMI audio-out and use optical from the component to the CT150. The Yammy receiver really doesn't belong in the mix since the CT150 is also a receiver.

Yup, that will work. Without the need to purchase the HDMI switcher that I proposed. . Thanks Possumgirl!
post #1622 of 2094
Hello I finally got to test out the CT350 today and I think it sounds good. However I have question about the volume. Its in a bedroom about 10 by 10 and when playing the Avatar blu-ray on my PS3 I had to turn it up to 40 (10 away from max) to have a nice relatively loud sound. On the other hand when playing Uncharted 2 with the vloume at 30 on linear pcm 7.1 it was very loud. My PS3 is set to Linear PCM. Does anybody else notice this and what is your volume at? Theres something about having it that close to max that doesnt sit well with me. Any help or answers is appreciated!
post #1623 of 2094
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Originally Posted by jordan23237 View Post

Hello I finally got to test out the CT350 today and I think it sounds good. However I have question about the volume. Its in a bedroom about 10 by 10 and when playing the Avatar blu-ray on my PS3 I had to turn it up to 40 (10 away from max) to have a nice relatively loud sound. On the other hand when playing Uncharted 2 with the vloume at 30 on linear pcm 7.1 it was very loud. My PS3 is set to Linear PCM. Does anybody else notice this and what is your volume at? Theres something about having it that close to max that doesnt sit well with me. Any help or answers is appreciated!

That is strange. No way do I have to put the volume that high when I play Avatar on my Panny BDT210 blu ray player. Volume at 22-24 is loud enough for me in my 20x15 viewing/listening area. Since I don't have a PS3, I really cannot provide any suggestions. Just wanted to let you know that the Avatar BD's volume is not an issue when using my Blu-ray player with the CT350.
post #1624 of 2094
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Originally Posted by Jazzspot View Post
That is strange. No way do I have to put the volume that high when I play Avatar on my Panny BDT210 blu ray player. Volume at 22-24 is loud enough for me in my 20x15 viewing/listening area. Since I don't have a PS3, I really cannot provide any suggestions. Just wanted to let you know that the Avatar BD's volume is not an issue when using my Blu-ray player with the CT350.
Thanks for the response. Tried again today and it was the same deal. Around 35-40 sounded like a nice movie theater sound. Maybe I just like it loud when playing movies. On the other hand when playing games 30 is pretty loud so I have no clue whats happening. I did buy this as an open box deal at best buy so maybe a bad bar?
post #1625 of 2094
Also does anybody know if running everything through the sub does anything to the picture? I've heard a couple complaints about that though I'm not sure I notice it. Again any help is appreciated, thanks
post #1626 of 2094
Thanks for the help everyone. Didn't realize the subwoofer counted as a receiver but it makes sense.
post #1627 of 2094
Hi can someone help me out.

I have a Samsung UN55D8000 and a Sony CT 150 Soundbar. My set up is as follows

Windows 7 HTPC HDMI out in to SAT/CATV on Sub
PS3 HDMI out to BD on sub woofer

HDMI out to TV HDMI in.

When I turned on anynet it switched the CT150 to TV and there was no sound (I had already turned off the tv speakers and set to external audio). As far as I can tell TV is the TOSLINK Digital. I still get picture but no audio - if I switch back to sat/catv there is still no sound.

All i want is to have the audio controlled by the sammy remote and for the ct150 to turn on and off with the tv...any ideas?
post #1628 of 2094
I have a similar problem, but opposite. I have the HT-CT150 and my PS3 is incredibly loud through it but my bluray player not so much. The PS3 would be on level 20, for games or movies, and the player would be on level 45 to be comparible. For example: I just watched Shrek 4 on the player and had it at 32 witch is a comfortable sound level. Then I switched over to the PS3 and started to re watch it and 22 was very loud, then tried GT5 and 15 was louder than the 32 on the player. What should I be looking for?

DRyanC
post #1629 of 2094
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Originally Posted by DRyanC View Post

I have a similar problem, but opposite. I have the HT-CT150 and my PS3 is incredibly loud through it but my bluray player not so much. The PS3 would be on level 20, for games or movies, and the player would be on level 45 to be comparible. For example: I just watched Shrek 4 on the player and had it at 32 witch is a comfortable sound level. Then I switched over to the PS3 and started to re watch it and 22 was very loud, then tried GT5 and 15 was louder than the 32 on the player. What should I be looking for?

DRyanC

I have the CT350 and don't know why it's happening or what settings I should be looking for. I have my ps3 set to linear PCM. When watching avatar I'm at around 40 for volume which is nice and semi loud. I admit I do like it loud but I am in a relatively small room so I don't if it's me or I have a bad bar. However games are very loud at 30-35 so I'm not sure. If anybody has advice it would be greatly appreciated!
post #1630 of 2094
Folks;
Just set-up my CT-150 with a new 46HX820 & could not be more pleased. Great sound, no aberations, & simply Terrific!. Used the digital optical cable & all is well corordinated.
Thanks to All for your earlier posts on the proper set-up procedure.
Jerry
post #1631 of 2094
Hello All,

Quick question. I just bought the CT150 and have my cable box connected directly to the sub, and then the sub is connected to my tv.

Whenever I turn on the sound bar the input setting defaults to TV and I get no sound. Is there any way to set the default input to SAT/CATV?
post #1632 of 2094
My input defaults to BD on start up, and I want to change it to SAT/CATV. The accompanying schedule of input numbers is missing *SAT/CATV*, but says in a footnote C), that "DSS - 7" in the schedule is what the initial setting of SAT/CATV is.

So do I understand that I depress the SAT/CATV button then the AV I/O, release the SAT/CATV, then depress the 7 button, which does NOT say DSS... but DMPORT... which the manual also says... CANNOT BE CHANGED [along with the TV button]?

What am I supposed to do with this?
post #1633 of 2094
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Originally Posted by Randoza View Post

Whenever I turn on the sound bar the input setting defaults to TV and I get no sound. Is there any way to set the default input to SAT/CATV?

Anticipating that you might be referred to the manual, and we have the same question essentially, I posted what my dilemma is, reading those instructions.

And now I think I see an *error* in what I posted, so maybe it will work after all. I should have said the third step is to depress number button 1.... [not number 7].

Hopefully, someone will confirm this for us soon. I'm anxious to get my new soundbar set up too.
post #1634 of 2094
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Originally Posted by Randoza View Post

Hello All,

Quick question. I just bought the CT150 and have my cable box connected directly to the sub, and then the sub is connected to my tv.

Whenever I turn on the sound bar the input setting defaults to TV and I get no sound. Is there any way to set the default input to SAT/CATV?

Do you have the soundbar linked to the TV's CEC function? Assuming you leave your TV on its HDMI input when you turn it off, it should still be there when turned on. The soundbar should recognize that and stay on whichever of its inputs you last used.
post #1635 of 2094
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Originally Posted by msmisfit View Post

Anticipating that you might be referred to the manual, and we have the same question essentially, I posted what my dilemma is, reading those instructions.

And now I think I see an *error* in what I posted, so maybe it will work after all. I should have said the third step is to depress number button 1.... [not number 7].

Hopefully, someone will confirm this for us soon. I'm anxious to get my new soundbar set up too.

Your situation seems similar to Randoza, but I'm not clear why you're trying to change the function buttons on the remote. As far as I can tell from the manual, the only reason for doing that is if you're trying to use the CT's remote to operate other Sony components. That shouldn't have anything to do with which input the bar defaults to when turned on.

So I've got the same question for you...are you using your TV's CEC function?
post #1636 of 2094
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Originally Posted by Possumgirl View Post

Your situation seems similar to Randoza, but I'm not clear why you're trying to change the function buttons on the remote. As far as I can tell from the manual, the only reason for doing that is if you're trying to use the CT's remote to operate other Sony components. That shouldn't have anything to do with which input the bar defaults to when turned on.

So I've got the same question for you...are you using your TV's CEC function?

I can see by your response, I was REALLY off base. I don't want to change the remote, I just thought I had to use it to change the AV input.

I believe my TV is using CEC and when I turn on my CT it comes up on BD and silent, although the CATV setting is what is in use when it turns off. Am I making sense?

I want it to turn on with CATV setting... can you help me? [It's a Samsung TV and I have no other Sony products.]
post #1637 of 2094
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Originally Posted by msmisfit View Post

I believe my TV is using CEC and when I turn on my CT it comes up on BD and silent, although the CATV setting is what is in use when it turns off. Am I making sense?

I want it to turn on with CATV setting... can you help me? [It's a Samsung TV and I have no other Sony products.]

The issue might be Sammy's Anynet+ and how it works (or doesn't ) with the CT150. Some people on this thread reported similar issues, although others seemed to have it working fine. What should happen is when you turn on the TV, it should be on the last input used (HDMI). When the CT turns on (either automatically with the TV or when you manually turn it on), it should stay on the last input used unless it recognizes another CEC-enabled device as being on. Is your BD player a Sammy? I'm wondering if the TV is telling the CT to go there.

You could try turning CTL-HDMI off on the CT150 and see if it will work the way you want by doing that.
post #1638 of 2094
Hi All
I just bought a Sony 46nx720 and am thinking of getting the CT150 for it. Am I correct in saying that my sat receiver and blu-ray would connect to the subwoofer via hdmi in and then hdmi out to the tv? I just need something simple that will provide better sound for tv viewing and also for watching blu-ray.

I definitely need better sound than the tv speakers and the 150 sounds like it would fit nicely.
post #1639 of 2094
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Originally Posted by Possumgirl View Post

The issue might be Sammy's Anynet+ and how it works (or doesn't ) with the CT150. What should happen is when you turn on the TV, it should be on the last input used (HDMI). When the CT turns on (either automatically with the TV or when you manually turn it on), it should stay on the last input used unless it recognizes another CEC-enabled device as being on. Is your BD player a Sammy? I'm wondering if the TV is telling the CT to go there.

You could try turning CTL-HDMI off on the CT150 and see if it will work the way you want by doing that.

I checked and CEC is on, but I thought Anynet was unavailable to me. I'll check that again.

BD is set for my Roku box on the CT, which I have just realized is always ON... so that's probably why that is happening.

Thanks so much, Possumgirl! Now that I know how it is supposed to work, hopefully I can work it out. I want to get this straight... before I attempt to program my Harmony remote.
post #1640 of 2094
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Originally Posted by msmisfit View Post

BD is set for my Roku box on the CT, which I have just realized is always ON... so that's probably why that is happening.

I think you identified the culprit You should be able to get everything the way you want using the Harmony.
post #1641 of 2094
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Originally Posted by Videoz View Post

Hi All
I just bought a Sony 46nx720 and am thinking of getting the CT150 for it. Am I correct in saying that my sat receiver and blu-ray would connect to the subwoofer via hdmi in and then hdmi out to the tv? I just need something simple that will provide better sound for tv viewing and also for watching blu-ray.

I definitely need better sound than the tv speakers and the 150 sounds like it would fit nicely.

You are correct on the connections.
post #1642 of 2094
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Originally Posted by Possumgirl View Post

You are correct on the connections.

Thanks Possumgirl. I'm going to read a little more and then order tomorrow. Setup should be easy even for a dumba$$ like me.
post #1643 of 2094
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Originally Posted by Videoz View Post

Thanks Possumgirl. I'm going to read a little more and then order tomorrow. Setup should be easy even for a dumba$$ like me.

I added a 150 when I purchased my Panasonic 42ST30 and it works and sounds great. I have a Roku XS, TW cable and a blu-ray player hooked up to it. Best thing is that with everything plugged into the 150 and a single HDMI going to the display, it freed up my other HDMI connections on the display for future use. Sound is very good in my living room.
post #1644 of 2094
One more question about the 150 before I make the jump.

My living room is about 16 x 24 north to south. The east wall is occupied by my reference audio system and in no way is it connected to my tv. The west wall has a fireplace(not in use). My credenza sits in the northwest corner of the room approx halfway out in the archway that goes into the kitchen. My sofa is crossways(east & west) and is about 10 feet from the tv. The ceiling is beamed so I get excellent acoustics. The subwoofer would be placed to the right of the credenza as the nearest outlet is behind said credenza and all hdmi connections will easily reach it.

So I guess my question is, do you think the 150 would be good for my room layout?

Comments and opinions will be greatly appreciated.

One more thing:
The subwoofer placement will give me excellent line of sight for remote operation.
post #1645 of 2094
Hello all,

I have a 40" Sony NX713 TV and tempted to get the CT-350. I've seen a cheap one for sale with a missing remote control and was wondering whether the CT350 can be 'fully' operated, via the Bravia Sync option using the TV's remote. By fully, I mean whether it is possible set up the amp via the TV's remote.
post #1646 of 2094
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Originally Posted by mosquitoj View Post

Hello all,

I have a 40" Sony NX713 TV and tempted to get the CT-350. I've seen a cheap one for sale with a missing remote control and was wondering whether the CT350 can be 'fully' operated, via the Bravia Sync option using the TV's remote. By fully, I mean whether it is possible set up the amp via the TV's remote.

I don't know for sure, but I highly doubt the TV remote would be able to control the amp. Your choices are probably a Harmony, or buying a replacement CT350 remote.
post #1647 of 2094
Thanks Possumgirl. I suspect you are correct. Thanks for the suggestions. I'll look for a replacement CT350 control.
post #1648 of 2094
(For those of you that know of my soundbar adventures)

Well, I got another CT-350, I could not pass it up, not for $199.99 new in the box.

I was in my local Best Buy and just for fun asked them if they had any more CT-350's left,, they checked their computer and to my total shock they had one new one back in the wharehouse (it took them a while to even find it).

Yes, I had returned two CT-350's I had purchased due to lip sync issue's last month but since those returns I have purchased a new Samsung BD player that seem's to have more control over lip sync than my Panasonic BD player had,,, Im hoping that perhaps the lip sync issue's I had with my other CT's was the fault of my Panasonic BD player,,, or Im hoping that the new Samsung player will be able to fix any sync issue's "IF" I do have them again with the new'est CT-350.

Best Buy told me the "one" CT-350 they had was the very last one in the whole region of all their store's and the $199.99 price would expire tomorrow,, so I guess it was fate that I happen to walk in and nabbed the very last CT-350 available,, and at that price there was no way I could say no.

Anyhow, I firgured I would post this little story to say if your looking for a CT-350 it might not be a bad idea to call your local BestBuy and ask them to search the inventory of all their surrounding store's,,, ya just might luck out like I did.

Cheers
Davyo
post #1649 of 2094
davyo

can pick up the 350 pretty cheap as well but the room im replacing current system in is kinda big 20X20 with 30ft high ceiling. Think this will work or do you have another bar suggestion that may be more effective for the area size.

thnks
post #1650 of 2094
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Originally Posted by pbicich View Post

davyo

can pick up the 350 pretty cheap as well but the room im replacing current system in is kinda big 20X20 with 30ft high ceiling. Think this will work or do you have another bar suggestion that may be more effective for the area size.

thnks

Ceiling height wont really matter, the CT-350 should be able to fill a 20x20 room with no problem, if you have walls to the left and right of were the soundbar would be mounted/sitting then you should get a surround effect as well.

The size of the room is important but even more important is where your walls are and what your walls are covered with (curtains will eat up the sound from any soundbar).

Soundbar's reflect sound off the walls,, think of it like a game of billards/pool and the sound is doing bank shots off the walls.

If you can get a CT-350 for cheap you might want to jump on it,,, they are getting very hard to find,,, if not impossible to find.

Another soundbar to look at,,,, the Polk 6000,,,, I demoed one at home and I was very impressed with it,,, it could also handle a 20x20 room.

Cheers
Davyo
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