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post #31 of 2094
Yea, but I was going to use the three HDMI for the Tivo, PS3 and Xbox360 so an additional component would be easier. Guess its not that big of a deal, I can just run the Wii straight to the TV with a separate audio cable.
post #32 of 2094
Has anyone preordered the HT-CT350? The cheapest online price I could find is $326.99 at macmall while everywhere else is $399.
post #33 of 2094
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Originally Posted by Tuan View Post

Ugh, there's no component inputs for the HT-CT350? I was looking to replace my Definitive Technology setup with a soundbar (wife approval factor) but the HT-CT500 is now discontinued and the HT-CT350 lacks components, blah!

Now the question is, will Sony release an HT-CT550?

If it has all the features you want/need, you can apparently still get the "discontinued" HT-CT500 from TigerDirect (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...7BBTkwCjCECjCE)
post #34 of 2094
I'm looking for those new soundbar. I understand I can used HDMI to hook up PS3. Can I use HDMI to connect to TV? I want to use soundbar instead of TV speaker while i'm watching TV.

what HDMI 1.4 cable u guys use? or I can use standard HDMI cable?

thanks
post #35 of 2094
Pick up hdmi cables from here.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/su...02&cp_id=10240

Then just run hdmi cable from ps3 and cable box to soundbar, and a hdmi cable from the soundbar to the hdtv. Then in the tv settings turn off the speaker so you only get sound from the soundbar.
post #36 of 2094
Any early reviews on the CT-350?
post #37 of 2094
The user manual for the HT-CT-350 is now posted (but still not linked to from the support page):

Warning this is a direct link to the PDF:
http://www.docs.sony.com/release/HTCT350_EN_FR_ES.pdf

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Originally Posted by imabanana View Post

The support pages are up now:

HT-CT150:
http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/mod...50&region_id=1

HT-CT350:
http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/mod...50&region_id=1

The user manual for the HT-CT150 is posted, but there isn't one for the HT-CT350 yet.
post #38 of 2094
Does anyone happen to have the Sony HT-CT 350 and could post a review? Anyone? Also, can anyone give me the BEST settings for a Samsung LN46B610 LCD TV. I am using mostly for blu rays hd directv and my ps3 games also, wii.
post #39 of 2094
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Originally Posted by jaydeecee View Post

Does anyone happen to have the Sony HT-CT 350 and could post a review? Anyone? Also, can anyone give me the BEST settings for a Samsung LN46B610 LCD TV. I am using mostly for blu rays hd directv and my ps3 games also, wii.


http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/searc...rchid=15442497

Or you can go to the section called LCD Flat Panel Displays and search LNXXB610 (click link below)

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/forum...prune=-1&f=166
post #40 of 2094
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Originally Posted by jaydeecee View Post

Does anyone happen to have the Sony HT-CT 350 and could post a review? Anyone? Also, can anyone give me the BEST settings for a Samsung LN46B610 LCD TV. I am using mostly for blu rays hd directv and my ps3 games also, wii.

Just got the HT-CT350 today. I just hooked it up, but won't have time to listen until tomorrow. I, like someone else on this forum, returned a Samsung HW-C450 in favor of the HT-CT350. I did think the sound from the Samsung was very good, but too few connections.
post #41 of 2094
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Originally Posted by 3ric View Post

Just got the HT-CT350 today. I just hooked it up, but won't have time to listen until tomorrow. I, like someone else on this forum, returned a Samsung HW-C450 in favor of the HT-CT350. I did think the sound from the Samsung was very good, but too few connections.

Where did you get it from? sony.com?
post #42 of 2094
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Originally Posted by MooN77 View Post

Where did you get it from? sony.com?

Yeah, I ordered it on Wednesday, was delivered today
post #43 of 2094
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Originally Posted by 3ric View Post

Yeah, I ordered it on Wednesday, was delivered today

oh oh give us a review
post #44 of 2094
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Originally Posted by Neceo; View Post

oh oh give us a review

I haven't had an opportunity to listen to it yet, but I can say the box was a heavy beast, maybe twice as heavy as the Samsung box
post #45 of 2094
So you have not listened to it yet? could you please give a detailed review though thank you haha i wanna see if the system is actually good before dropping 400 on it.
post #46 of 2094
Yes,, a review would be nice "3ric".

Cheers
Davyo
post #47 of 2094
I'm in the process of deciding between the CT350 and a Bose Cinemate II. Yea yea... Bose. I have a chance to buy a "nused" one from a buddy for a lower price than the CT350. The Bose seems like a decent buy as it sounded pretty good at his house. I was hoping to be able to listen to the CT350 in person... Anyone know when stores will begin to carry them?
post #48 of 2094
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Originally Posted by MooN77 View Post

I'm in the process of deciding between the CT350 and a Bose Cinemate II. Yea yea... Bose. I have a chance to buy a "nused" one from a buddy for a lower price than the CT350. The Bose seems like a decent buy as it sounded pretty good at his house. I was hoping to be able to listen to the CT350 in person... Anyone know when stores will begin to carry them?

I tried out a Bose Cinemate II in my house and was fairly impressed with it,,, I thought it stood up pretty good compared with the Sony CT100, CT500 and the Vizio soundbar /wireless sub,,, I have owned all of them,,, (still own the Vizio).

If you can get the Bose really cheap grab it,, if you dont like it you can always sell it on eBay and perhaps make a few bucks off it.

Cheers
Davyo
post #49 of 2094
Are these coming to Canada??!??
post #50 of 2094
AHHH eric were still waiting on that review!!!! ANYONE?! wow i wanna buy this so much, but i want to see for sure if its worth it!!
post #51 of 2094
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Originally Posted by jaydeecee View Post

AHHH eric were still waiting on that review!!!! ANYONE?! wow i wanna buy this so much, but i want to see for sure if its worth it!!


Yea,,, I agree,,,,,, Hello 3ric,,, have you listened to it yet ?????,,, just reach over and turn the power button to ON

Cheers
Davyo
post #52 of 2094
Well, after a weekend of listening and making adjustments, I have to say that I really like it. At first, it sounded a bit thin compared to the Samsung hw-c450, but with some tweaks, I was able to make it sound fuller. The bar itself is nearly 40" long, which seems to help with the simulated surround. The subwoofer is absolutely enormous compared to the Samsung wireless subwoofer. I have the subwoofer set to 0 and it provides a good amount of bass. The sound field settings all seem to work well, unlike the Samsung, where I didn't care for the settings at all. Feel free to ask any questions. I'll answer if I can.
post #53 of 2094
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Originally Posted by 3ric View Post

Well, after a weekend of listening and making adjustments, I have to say that I really like it. At first, it sounded a bit thin compared to the Samsung hw-c450, but with some tweaks, I was able to make it sound fuller. The bar itself is nearly 40" long, which seems to help with the simulated surround. The subwoofer is absolutely enormous compared to the Samsung wireless subwoofer. I have the subwoofer set to 0 and it provides a good amount of bass. The sound field settings all seem to work well, unlike the Samsung, where I didn't care for the settings at all. Feel free to ask any questions. I'll answer if I can.

How good or bad is the surround effect ?

How is the dialog with movies ?

Do you have reflecting walls to bounce the sound off of ?

Thanks in advance.

Cheers
Davyo
post #54 of 2094
So which do you like better, the Samsung or the Sony? How about compare to the Vizio or the HTC100/150 sony model?

Thanks

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Originally Posted by 3ric View Post

Well, after a weekend of listening and making adjustments, I have to say that I really like it. At first, it sounded a bit thin compared to the Samsung hw-c450, but with some tweaks, I was able to make it sound fuller. The bar itself is nearly 40" long, which seems to help with the simulated surround. The subwoofer is absolutely enormous compared to the Samsung wireless subwoofer. I have the subwoofer set to 0 and it provides a good amount of bass. The sound field settings all seem to work well, unlike the Samsung, where I didn't care for the settings at all. Feel free to ask any questions. I'll answer if I can.
post #55 of 2094
I have the htct350 in the master bedroom, so it's probably the ideal room for a soundbar. The room is 15x20 and the soundbar faces the shorter side of the room. The surround sound effect is decent enough that my ears have been tricked into thinking there was sound coming from behind me while watching a blu-ray. The dialogue is great. I love that you can turn up the center channel. I have it set at +2. To br fair, though, i thought the Samsung did a great job with dialogue too, even though there was no center channel. The Sony has a much better surround effect than the Samsung.

I like the Sony better and i'm planning on keeping it. The plethora of adjustments and connections, plus the better surround effect, make it a keeper for me.

One caveat: I haven't turned the volume up past 25, so I can't really give an opinion on how loud it can get, but at 25 my wife told me that i better turn it down or else.

I can't comment on the other Sony soundbars or the Vizio as I haven't owned them.
post #56 of 2094
Thanks for the review 3ric. I ordered one from MacMall 10 days ago, and still waiting for them to get them in stock. I almost wish that I had of just got it from sonystyle, but with BCB and the sale price, I ordered if for $316 shipped. I just got a new KDL52EX700, and I am hoping that it will work well with the new TV.
post #57 of 2094
3ric,

Thank you very much for your time and effort.

If I may, I would like to ask a question about the remote.

I would like to use this system with my TV and DVR. Right now I use the DVR (FIOS) remote to control both. Does this system have a code that could be entered into my DVR controller? Would rather not have to use 2 controllers if at all possible.

Thank you very much.

Steve
post #58 of 2094
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Originally Posted by Thunderduck; View Post

3ric,

Thank you very much for your time and effort.

If I may, I would like to ask a question about the remote.

I would like to use this system with my TV and DVR. Right now I use the DVR (FIOS) remote to control both. Does this system have a code that could be entered into my DVR controller? Would rather not have to use 2 controllers if at all possible.

Thank you very much.

Steve

My pleasure, guys. As to the remote, it seems to be pretty full featured. Unfortunately, from my reading of the manual, it seems it will only control Sony components. That's a shame as it seems to have a robust set of features.
post #59 of 2094
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Originally Posted by 3ric View Post

My pleasure, guys. As to the remote, it seems to be pretty full featured. Unfortunately, from my reading of the manual, it seems it will only control Sony components. That's a shame as it seems to have a robust set of features.

I had my fingers crossed, but in my case I am afraid this would be a deal breaker for me. My 86 year old mother lives with me and I am not always there when she wants to watch tv. She has enough problems with one remote. I am afraid 2 would be out of the question.

Thank you very much for your help 3ric.

Best Regards,

Steve
post #60 of 2094
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Originally Posted by Thunderduck View Post

I had my fingers crossed, but in my case I am afraid this would be a deal breaker for me. My 86 year old mother lives with me and I am not always there when she wants to watch tv. She has enough problems with one remote. I am afraid 2 would be out of the question.

Thank you very much for your help 3ric.

Best Regards,

Steve

Why not get a harmony remote and program it for her? I would be lost without mine. I have one for the bedroom, and another for the living room.
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