Originally Posted by tom4poe
For those who are considering the CT-350, are there other sound bars on your list? I don't know if I should go ahead and purchase the CT-350 or wait for the Panasonic SC-HTB500 or Vizio VHT512. Any advice wold be greatly appreciated.
Best advice is go for the bar that has the features you need or want.
For me,,, as much as I like the Sony CT's and the Yamaha YSP's, I am more interested in the new'er soon to be released Vizio's.
I have the VHT510 on pre-order and staring at the calender for it to ship,,, reason I picked the 510 as the bar I will most likely settle on is the wireless sub, rear wireless speakers (that need to be hooked to the sub) true 5.1 surround, ease of use, no menus to go thru to change settings, wireless headphone sync with the Vizio headphones and a few other reasons.
I cant/wont comment on the Panasonic as I have not heard it or even seen it yet,,, as far as the Sony CT's they are pretty darn good,,, and if you need the HDMI connectivity then the CT's are a no-brainer.
I prefure to use my 55" Vizio LED panel as my HDMI switcher and as far as hook-up will be running an optical from my BluRay to the Vizio bar and then the RCA out from my panel to the Vizio bar,,,,, only reason I will be running optical out to the bar from my panel is I dont think my Vizio panel will pass true 5.1 thru its optical out so taking the optical out from my BD player directly to the Vizio bar will keep everything 5.1.
Hope that helped a bit.