Sony HT-CT150

What we have here is a Soundbar home theater in a box option built by Sony.  

I listened to this product in a store where I saw it on sale.  Many people have hinted at the idea that a full on Home Theater isn`t feasible due to space restrictions or financial difficulties.  I listened to this and checked it out with that in mind.

Sony describes this product as follows:

Complete your 3D home entertainment experience with simple, yet powerful surround sound. The HT-CT150 32" 3D sound bar home theater system features 3D compatibility and can also be turned into your entertainment hub by connecting multiple HD or 3D devices using a single HDMI™ cable per device. In addition to the latest audio decoding technology, this beautifully sleek sound bar can be easily mounted directly to select BRAVIA® TVs, hung on your wall, or placed separately on a shelf.

It produces a total of 340 watts of power via 3 channels and a sub. The design is built to match the look of Sony's 2010 32-inch BRAVIA HDTVs, although it will work with other types of equipment.

Main features include:
    * 340 watts of power
    * Design matches Sony's 2010 32-inch BRAVIA HDTVs
    * Lossless linear pulse code modulation (LPCM)
    * Blu-ray audio via HDMI
    * BRAVIA Sync
    * Digital Media Port
    * Coax, Optical inputs

Sony HT-CT150 Sound Bar sideview
This Soundbar comes with a Sub-woofer and weighs less than 3 pounds, the HT-CT150 can be wall-mounted with a couple of screws. or you can just place it on the shelf in front of your TV.
The HT-CT150 doesn't have an auto-speaker calibration program, and it doesn't really need one. However, you can separately fine-tune the sound bar's center channel and the subwoofer's volume levels. Doing so requires navigating the HT-CT150's setup menu, which is visible as just a small LCD screen on the subwoofer. Even so, we found navigating the menu's layers on the HT-CT150 display easy enough to do.

Even beyond its HDMI ports, the rest of the HT-CT150's connectivity is better than average. Its three digital inputs and two stereo analog inputs are more than enough to cover any non-HDMI gadgets you have. The HT-CT150 has six total input labels (such as "BD," "SAT/CATV," and so on), which means that's the maximum amount of external devices you can easily switch between at a time, even though there are more total inputs.

When it comes to soundbar options out there, this is one of your better choices.  The connectivity of this sound bar does put it in a separate class of its own and with the price, minimal space requirements and setup knowledge.  The Sony HT-CT150 is an excellent choice if you're considering it.