Rated 2 out of 5 by TECHYHEAD Not worth the money
I bought this because the guy at Future Shop said it was as good as Bose. WRONG! The demo at Future Shop was busted (first clue I ignored).
Got it home, easy setup and then anticipation led to disappointment. First of the bypass doesn't work. The picture goes out. Then it took awhile to figure out the syn with my sony.
The sound isn't good at all. It's like a cheap stereo system sound. Not 3D at all. The sub is good. On each pre-set sound option I have to make adjustments so the sound isn't so hall-like.
I went to my friends house last night and he had bought the same unit. He was having puppies because his picture kept cutting out. This is his second unit. the first unit he bought failed completely. Therefore shame on you Sony for selling an inferior product. My friend also hated the sound. He powered up the Bose sound bar that he has downstairs and that was AMAZING. Only problem is that I can't afford that right now.
February 1, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Fromthepeg Great Buy
Great sound especially when playing HD content (DTS & Dobly Digital 5.1). The Bass & the simulated surround sound are very impressive. The speaker soundbar is nice and light, which allowed me to mount it on top of my 50” Plasma with no problem. Would’ve of gave it 5 stars if the volume was louder, but it is more then sufficient for smaller rooms.
March 20, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Foxtrot Great system for a small room.
Very satisfied with system.Set up was a breeze and my Harmony remote 700 works system perfectly.Purchased through Crutchfield.ca as their price and shipping could not be beat.Great system in this ($300.00) price range.
December 20, 2010
Rated 3 out of 5 by dbbm Fair
The size and look of this sound bar is superb. The bar is not obtrusive. You can view the screen entirety of the tv without noticing the sound bar. It can be hooked up with multiple devices, e.g. dvd, ipod, etc. It is loud, especially the bass sound. So if you are like the cranking up the volume type of tv watcher, you can do so with gusto. However, the sound of the equalizer is boring. The different settings all have the same sound. It is difficult to discern one from the others. For example: Standard is no different than that of the Movie equalizer no matter how you change the bass and treble settings and the center and subwoofer levels. Only the 2-CH setting for playing music device sounds different. Like what other reviewers have mentioned, it is no 5.1. Do not expect sounds being thrown to the side walls all the time even when watching with the Movie setting. Though the sound is of course better than the tv speakers. It is perfect for a small bedroom if you want to hear that oomph coming from the subwoofer. The price went down after I purchased mine so I need to complain to my credit card company.
October 17, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mikematel Better than Bose
I bought the Sony HT-CT150 as a replacement for the speakers on my TV. The sound improvement was outstanding. I was told that Bose blows away the competition, so I decided to run a head to head comparison between the Sony system and the Bose CineMate II speaker system. The Bose system sounded great in the store, but couldn't compare to the Sony system in my home. I spent quite a lot of time trying to optimize speaker placement and subwoofer level on the Bose system, but I couldn't get it to sound as good as the Sony system. Sorry Bose, but Sony wins this one!
June 27, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Thom This is perfect for my needs.
This is perfect for my needs. I use it for listening to music CD’s and watching TV and DVD’s. While not a full surround-sound experience, it’s darn good. My base line is the opening scene from Saving Private Ryan; it delivers room filling sound with good dimension. It does quite well with music CD’s too. If you are space constrained this is a great system. Set-up was easy because all you do is hook-up some HDMI cables and plug it into the nearest electrical outlet. Programming my Logitech Harmony remote to recognize this system was a snap too.
August 3, 2010
Rated 3 out of 5 by kerks28 Good Speakers, Terrible Design
If you are looking for a soundbar, this is a great one with very good sound and it looks good. But, you have to point the remote at the very front of the Sub (angles barely work). Since this is on the floor and often not next to the TV or in a cabinet, this won't work for most people. Spend a little less and get the CT100 (previous model) and you won't be disappointed. I now have both (selling this one) and the sound is very comparable and you get to point the remote at the sound bar instead of the sub.
August 25, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by mfjacks Outstanding option to weak internal tv speakers
After I purchased a Sony 3D tv I realized very quickly that it was very lacking in speaker audio quality. I search for options that I could use that did not require having to run wires around my room to install a traditional surround sound system. I found that this did exactly what I wanted at a great price. It also got very good reviews at every site I found reviews on. First off, if you are purchsing this system expecting perfect surround sound then you need to look further. It is a very good replacement for the internal speakers of your LCD tv speakers but fails to project a complete surround sound field. The sub produces very good bass quality for it's small size. I was most impressed with the fact that the product works great with the Bravia sync feature of Sony's other products that I own (tv, PS3, and 3D Blueray player). It did not want to work correctly when I connected a HD cable box to the system. The system would not switch the output correctly and the sound did not sync with my Blueray player no matter what I selected in setup. I connected the cable box directly to another HDMI input on the tv and ran a fiber optic cable from the tv to the optical input on the system and found that it still performed as I was expecting in that it switched the system on when I turned on the tv and the sound was output through the sound system. Also, when I turned on my PS3 or Blueray player it would automatically switch the system to the correct input and the tv would switch to the correct input for the system and would switch inputs back when I turned them off. I can't vouch wether or not this works with any other device but Sony. The 3D switching works great. I have used it both with my 3D player and with my PS3 3D games without any problems. I would highly recommend this system to anyone looking for a good alternative to typical surround sound.
February 15, 2011