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I thought it would be more helpful to have a thread for this system on its own instead of in the 'Sony announcing 4 new HTIB's' thread.


I will talk to the mods about moving posts concerning the CT-100 from that thread to this one.
 

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Good idea. That other thread became hijacked with CT100 postings! I'll be ordering my CT100 soon.


I'd like to hear some more reviews on how this system sounds with TrueHD and DTS-HD MA Codecs, Compared to regular DTS and Dolby Digital. Is there a noticeable difference being that this is only a 3.1 system?
 

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Yes, there is a very noticable difference. The "surround" works about the same in both regular DD and DTS as it does in TrueHD and DTS-HD, but the quality of the sound coming out of the speaker is far superior. I was watching a movie, and could easily switch between regular DD and TrueHD, and the TrueHD sounded amazing.
 

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Yes, I was just testing it out again, and I was watching 300 BR on my PS3. The difference between the different formats was significant.


I just needed to crank the center speaker up a bit and that was all that I needed.


I have my Xbox hooked up with optical cables to the DVD input.

TV with Coax cable

and PS3 with HDMI
 

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Got my CT100 today. Only had about 20 mins or so at lunch to set it up. Did get it set up & playing (simple set up), but could not get the remote to work with it. Maybe the batteries that came with it are dead.


Outta the box the sound was crisp and clear ... not enveloping like my old 5.1system, but it sounded very nice playing a Chris Botti concert I recorded on HDNet. Am no audiophile, however, so this is just a very novice perspective.


Hopefully I can get the remote going tonight & try out the different sound modes, etc. So far, it seems promising.
 

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Yes, there is a very noticable difference. The "surround" works about the same in both regular DD and DTS as it does in TrueHD and DTS-HD, but the quality of the sound coming out of the speaker is far superior. I was watching a movie, and could easily switch between regular DD and TrueHD, and the TrueHD sounded amazing.

Did you switch codecs through your BR player or does the CT-100 have this capability?


BTW, I was saying how great of God of War 1 and 2 sounds. I couldn't see what the codec was as my TV was blocking it visually. We rearranged and now I can see the codec. The games use on my PS2 Dolby PLII which is a 2 channel mixed to sound like 5.1. It sounds fantastic. I have to lower the volume to like 10 when I play these games.
 

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Nobody answered my question in the other post. Does the CT-100 remote work for the PS3 Blu Ray portion?

Ok after I search it looks I'd have to buy the Blu Wave and use the USB dongle for an IR remote. That's $10 for the Blu Wave + the other remote. I might just go with the controller like how I use my PS2.
 

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Did you switch codecs through your BR player or does the CT-100 have this capability?

I have my PS3 set to only output LPCM audio. I unchecked all other audio options, so all audio is decoded by the PS3, then sent at LPCM or PCM (depending on the source audio) to the CT100.

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Does the CT100 automatically detect when a source is DD, PLII DTS and so on?

Yes, it will automatically detect what the source audio is. When a different source audio is input, like switching between a 2.1 and 5.1 show on my DirecTV receiver, it will briefly display the channel output in the subwoofer display. It will also let you know when the source audio is DD, DTS, etc. on the display on the sub.
 

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As far as Tinainfl saying the remote does not work, I had to return my set because the remote was faulty too. I think it was the IR sensor in the speaker because the remote worked my Sony TV perfectly, but it had problems with controlling the CT100.

So I assume the IR eye in the main speaker was faulty. System would not turn on with the remote but it would sporadically receive other commands. The IR sensor in the remote seemed loose too.


Took almost 2 weeks to ship it back Fedex ground to PA from TX. Hope I get the replacement soon..... It took 2 weeks to receive the first one too. oh well, for the $100 discount Sony gave I guess the hassle is worth it.
 

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Looks like I may have the same problem w/the remote. Can't turn the set on or off w/it or change channels, but can do other things w/it.


The system sounds good. I rather miss my old Yamaha 5.1 set up a bit, though, as it provided better surround. There's no question that w/the CT100 that it's only coming from the front of the room to put it in layman's terms. Notwithstanding that, it still sounds good ... crisp & clear & no wires around the sides of my living room. That worked in my old place as I had three walls, but now I only have one back wall & would be tripping over wires. This will definitely be my solution until wireless rear technology improves or I break down & pay the piper for wired installation.


Idiot ? I'm sure, but is there any sort of equalizer on the CT100 to change the treble settings? If there is, I can't find it. Only can change the subwoofer & center settings & the modes, e.g., sports, music, standard, etc.


Thanks for any info!
 

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Idiot ? I'm sure, but is there any sort of equalizer on the CT100 to change the treble settings? If there is, I can't find it. Only can change the subwoofer & center settings & the modes, e.g., sports, music, standard, etc.


Thanks for any info!

Yeah, I just got mine yesterday and there are no options like this. The 'Settings' menu seems very rudamentary but the set seems to put out pretty good sound without that sort of tweaking.
 

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What are people's opinion on the Audio DRC? I've tried off, STD, and MAX. I can't really tell if it helps or not though.
 

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Looks like I may have the same problem w/the remote. Can't turn the set on or off w/it or change channels, but can do other things w/it.

The remote drove me crazy. I changed batteries etc. And then I had a "DUH" moment. You have to aim the remote at the stick, not at the LCD. Has worked fine after that.
 

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I am interested in the CT100 so I went to Sears to see it. There were more wires than I thought. One cable from the speaker to the SW. One cable from the SW to the TV. One cable from the HD Cable Box to the SW. Its becoming complicated setting up the system due to the restrictions of my shelf unit. Has anyone else had a placement issue?
 

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The remote drove me crazy. I changed batteries etc. And then I had a "DUH" moment. You have to aim the remote at the stick, not at the LCD. Has worked fine after that.

Me too!!
 

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I am interested in the CT100 so I went to Sears to see it. There were more wires than I thought. One cable from the speaker to the SW. One cable from the SW to the TV. One cable from the HD Cable Box to the SW. Its becoming complicated setting up the system due to the restrictions of my shelf unit. Has anyone else had a placement issue?

It's not a wireless system. That's about as simple as you can get. At least you don't have 6 wires going to the receiver for the 5 satellite speakers and the subwoofer. This is the most basic you can get in having a HTIB.
 

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I just got my CT-100 today. Setup was a breeze, I'm using a Digital Audio Coax cable for my Bright House digital cable box and an optical TOSLINK cable for my Samsung DVD player. All of my TV channels come in through my digital cable box so I didn't bother with the left/right audio cables for the TV. Once I upgrade my TV I'll switch to HDMI for most of the inputs though.


One thing I have noticed though in the couple of hours I've been using it, the display on the subwoofer is only showing 2.0ch for each of my inputs, whether I'm playing a DVD or watching cable. Does anyone know if this can be adjusted by using the remote control?


I would expect 2.0 to display if I was watching a TV station with left/right audio cables connecting the cable box, but I'm using a digital coax cable. And I know my DVD player is definitely sending out a 5.1 signal through the TOSLINK, so why is the CT-100 only showing a 2.0 on the subwoofer display? The manual was not very helpful, and because the CT-100 is so new there isn't much out there on the net for troubleshooting.


The audio sounds good so far, but I'm not blown away by it yet. I had a DAV-X1 before this system, it was a 2.1 and did sound fantastic, so I thought I had realistic expectations for a 3.1 system. Is it possible that by not using an HDMI cable with this system I'm limiting myself to a 2.0 input? Do I need to run left/right audio cables to my TV? Anyone have any suggestions?
 
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