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.
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|
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.
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.