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Sony 5.1 Channel Black Surround Sound Home Theater System - HTS-S380

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1000 Watts Total Power/ HDMI 3D Pass-Through/ iPod/iPhone Dock/ BRAVIA Widget Control/ Audio Return Channel/ Digital Cinema Auto Calibration/ LPCM, Dolby TrueHD And DTS HD Enhanced Audio Codecs/ HDMI Standby Pass-Through/ BRAVIA Sync/ Black Finish
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Sony 5.1 Channel Black Surround Sound Home Theater System, Model HTSS380

Complete your entertainment with 5.1 channels of audio and included iPod®/iPhone® dock. Sony’s HT-SS380 system delivers a soul-satisfying 1000 Watts of power. You’re ready for the future with connections for three HDMI™ sources including 3D pass-through and Audio Return Channel. The system even matches the design of BRAVIA® televisions and Sony BD players.

Features:

  • Three HDMI™ inputs
    Connect three HD sources via HDMI™ and easily switch between them. HDMI connections combine the quality of pure digital-to-digital signal transfer with the simplicity of a single connection for audio, video and control
  • HDMI 3D Pass-Through
    Enjoy Blu-ray 3D™ movies, 3D video games and other 3D content with compatible players and HDTVs
  • iPod®/iPhone® Dock
    Enjoy your iPod®/iPhone® music, video and photos through the supplied dock
  • BRAVIA® Widget Control
    Controlling surround sound systems just got easier. With select 2011 BRAVIA HDTVs, you can pull up a menu on the TV screen to make comprehensive audio adjustments
  • 1000 Watts for powerful sound
    Hear everything with incredible impact. The system delivers 1000 Watts total power (167 Watts x5 +165 Watts, measurements at 3 Ohms, 180 Hz – 20 kHz with a THD of 1%)
  • Audio Return Channel
    Eliminate the need for extra cables connected to your TV. Send audio from a compatible TV to the system through the same HDMI™ cable already being used to send audio and video to your TV
  • Digital Cinema Auto Calibration
    Easily optimize your surround sound experience. Simply place the included microphone where you will be seated. Speaker set-up is automatically optimized based on the precise placement of your speakers and the speaker-to-listening position delays
  • Blu-ray Disc™ HD Audio decoding
    Experience sound closer to the way it was captured with LPCM, Dolby® TrueHD and dts® HD enhanced audio codecs
  • Three digital audio inputs
    One coaxial, two optical inputs accommodate your music sources
  • HDMI™ standby pass-through
    Conveniently access all your HDMI™ sources without having to power on the home theater system
  • BRAVIA® Sync operation
    Easily control an entire system with one remote. Operates Sony® equipment connected via HDMI™ cables, including Blu-ray Disc™ players, and compatible BRAVIA® HDTVs, Handycam® camcorders and Cyber-shot® Digital cameras

Specifications:

Amplifier

  • Advanced Auto Volume: Yes
  • Equalizer(F/C/Sur/Sur B): Bass,Mid,Treble: Bass and Treble
  • Night Mode: Yes
  • Number of amp. channels: 5.1
  • Portable Audio Enhancer: Yes
  • Sound Field Link(w Lock): Yes (No Lock)
  • Sound Field Program (Movie): Yes (Neo 6 Cinema)
  • Sound Field Program (Music): Yes (Neo 6 Music)
  • Sound Field Program :2CH STEREO: Yes
  • Sound Field Program :A.F.D. MULTI: Yes
  • Sound Field Program :A.F.D. STD: Yes
  • Sound Field Program :GAMING: Yes
  • Sound Field Program :MOVIE-D.C.S.-: Yes (HD D.C.S.)
  • Sound Field Program :NEWS: Yes
  • Sound Field Program :P.AUDIO: Yes
  • Sound Field Program :PLII MOVIE: Yes
  • Sound Field Program :PLII MUSIC: Yes
  • Sound Field Program :SPORTS: Yes
  • Speaker Level Control: Center +/- 6
  • Speaker Level Control: Surround Left and Right +/- 6
  • Speaker Level Control: Sub Woofer +/- 6
  • Speaker Terminal: Color coded clips

Audio Power Output

  • (3Ohms 1kHz) THD: 30%
  • 3Ohms 1kHz (per channel): 167W

DCAC

  • Band: 6
  • DCAC: Yes
  • Mic: Mono

Decoding Format(s)

  • 96k/24Bit PCM: Yes
  • DTS 96/24: Yes
  • DTS HD/DolbyTruHD/Dolby Digital+: Yes/Yes/Yes
  • Dolby Digital/DTS: Yes/Yes
  • Dolby Dual Mono: Yes
  • Dolby Prologic: Yes
  • Dolby Prologic II: Yes
  • LPCM (2CH/5.1CH/7.1CH) thru HDMI: Yes/Yes/Yes

General

  • Auto Standby: Yes (30min/Off)
  • Display: Union Jack 10Seg. FL
  • Pin Jack: Nikel
  • Power Consumption: 110W
  • Power Requirement: 120V 60Hz
  • Power Stand By: 0.3W
  • Remote Control: U RM (RM-AAU120)
  • Sleep Timer: Yes

HDMI™ Specs

  • 3D signal pass thru: Yes
  • Audio Return Channel: Yes
  • BRAVIA® SYNC™ (CEC Control): Yes (HDMI™ CEC Control)
  • Home Theatre Control: Yes
  • Scene Select Sync: Yes

Inputs and Outputs

  • Analog Audio In(Inc TV CEC)/Out(excl. tuner)/TV(CEC): 1/0
  • Coax.: 1/0
  • Digital Media PORT: 1(NoOSD/ No Video) TDM-ip380 only
  • HDMI In/Out : (Front input): 3/1
  • Opt. In/Out/TV(CEC) : incl Front input & TV (CEC): 2/0

Tuner

  • Auto Tuning: Yes
  • Direct Tuning: Yes
  • FM MODE: MONO/ STEREO
  • Preset Channel (Sirius/XM/FM/AM): 20 FM Presets
  • Station Name: Yes

Video

  • 1080/24p: Yes
  • 1080p: Yes
  • A/V SYNC: Yes (fixed)
  • A/V Sync Sampling Frequency: 96kHz
  • Deep Color: Yes
  • x.v.Color (xvYCC): Yes

Speakers

  • Center Speaker
    • Audio Specs
      • Impedance: 3 ohms
    • General Features
      • Magnetically Shielded: Yes
      • Speaker System: Acoustic Suspension
      • Speaker Unit: (30 x 60)mm Cone
  • Front Speaker
    • Audio Specs
      • Impedance: 3 ohms
    • General Features
      • Speaker System: Bass Reflex
      • Speaker Unit: (55 x 80)mm Cone
  • Subwoofer
    • Audio Specs
      • Impedance: 3 ohms
    • General Features
      • Speaker System: Bass Reflex
      • Speaker Unit: 160mm
  • Surround Speaker
    • Audio Specs
      • Impedance: 3 ohms
    • General Features
      • Speaker System: Bass Reflex
      • Speaker Unit: (55 x 80)mm Cone

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Center Speaker (WxHxD): 12.4" x 2.1" x 2.3"
  • Front Speake Left (WxHxD): 3.3" x 8.6" x 3.7" in -with foot
  • Front Speake Right (WxHxD): 3.3" x 8.6" x 3.7" in -with foot
  • Main Unit (WxHxD): 16.9" x 2.5" x 12" in
  • Subwoofer: 10.2" x 10.4" x 10.6" in -with foot
  • Surround Speaker Left: 3.3" x 8.6" x 3.7" in -with foot
  • Surround Speaker Right: 3.3" x 8.6" x 3.7" in -with foot

Approximate Weight:

  • Center Speaker: 0.6 lbs
  • Front Speaker Left: 1 lbs
  • Front Speaker Right: 1 lbs
  • Subwoofer: 6.6 lbs
  • Surround Speaker Left: 1.1 lbs
  • Surround Speaker Right: 1.1 lbs
  • Shipping: 33 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details

Footnotes:

  1. iPod® support is limited to the following players with the supplied dock: iPod® touch, iPod classic®, iPod nano® 1st, 2nd & 3rd generation, iPod® 4th & 5th generation & iPod® Mini
  2. iPod®/iPhone® playback of video and pictures requires a component video cables from the system to the television (sold separately)
  3. Requires sources connected with HDMI™ cables (sold separately). Sound Quality will vary depending on source
  4. 3D viewing requires 3D content, 3D-ready HDTV, high speed HDMI™ cable (supporting at least 10.2 Gbps) connection, active 3D glasses, and emitter
  5. Measurements at 3 ohms, 180 Hz-20 kHz with a THD of 1%
  6. HDMI™ cable required, sold separately
  7. Works with other BRAVIA® Sync or Theatre Sync™ labeled home audio/video products when connected via HDMI™ interface
  8. BRAVIA Widget unified control can be used only when system is connected to select 2011 Sony BRAVIA Televisions via HDMI™ cable (sold separately). Check TV owner’s manual for compatibility
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Sony 5.1 Channel Black Surround Sound Home Theater System
 
4.6

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (6)
  • Good audio (6)
  • Good remote (6)
  • Interfaces well with TV (5)
  • Energy efficient (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Surround sound solution (5)
    • Living room (4)
    • Movies (4)
    • Television shows (4)
    • Smaller rooms / apartments (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Practical (4), Tech savvy (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great System

    I recently purchased this Theater System and WOW. I am not a geek and have trouble with setting anything up, but this was easy. I also hooked in my son's gaming system and...Read complete review

    I recently purchased this Theater System and WOW. I am not a geek and have trouble with setting anything up, but this was easy. I also hooked in my son's gaming system and the sound is amazing. I did a ton of research before making my decison to buy, and I am glad that I made this purchase.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Got what I expected!

    The amp/tuner puts out plenty of power and is very easy to navigate. Set up is very simple.
    I swapped out all of the speakers for bigger/better sound reproduction. The...Read complete review

    The amp/tuner puts out plenty of power and is very easy to navigate. Set up is very simple.
    I swapped out all of the speakers for bigger/better sound reproduction. The amp had no trouble adjusting to the speaker upgrade and now it sounds terrific.

    Reviewed by 11 customers

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    4.0

    Great deal

    By Shannon

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Remote
    • Interfaces Well With TV
    • Thundering Bass

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Larger Rooms
      • Living Room
      • Movies
      • Smaller Rooms
      • Surround Sound Solution
      • Television Shows

      Comments about Sony 5.1 Channel Black Surround Sound Home Theater System:

      Great price, great sound quality, great product for the money!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Super!

      By Sikandar

      from West Haven CT

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Energy Efficient
      • Good Remote
      • Interfaces Well With TV
      • Thundering Bass

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Larger Rooms
        • Living Room
        • Movies
        • Television Shows

        Comments about Sony 5.1 Channel Black Surround Sound Home Theater System:

        Very nice product for around $200

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

        (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Impressed!

        By Sonyco

        from Hialeah,fl

        Comments about Sony 5.1 Channel Black Surround Sound Home Theater System:

        With this you will love each movie! SONY fan here!

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        5.0

        awesome

        By chris

        from prince frederick md

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Good Remote
        • Intuitive Controls
        • Thundering Bass

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Movies
          • Surround Sound Solution

          Comments about Sony 5.1 Channel Black Surround Sound Home Theater System:

          I bought this system and for price you wont beat the quality highly recommended system took about hr to set up i ran wires previous to finishing basement and it rocks my basement. Clear as can be sound absolutely love system buying another for my upstairs. Perfect sound like high priced systems but lower price you wont beat it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Superb product for a low budget HT!

          By mos712

          from Carson, CA

          About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Energy Efficient
          • Good Remote
          • Interfaces Well With TV

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Living Room
            • Movies
            • Smaller Rooms
            • Surround Sound Solution
            • Television Shows

            Comments about Sony 5.1 Channel Black Surround Sound Home Theater System:

            Sound has all I need for a budget HT system since i have a small living room has crisp sound, lots of connectivity solutions and even great for listening my favorite music!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Excellent Sound System!

            By Parker612

            from IL

            Pros

            • Cheap, excellent sound quality, loud

            Cons

            • Length of speaker wires

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sony 5.1 Channel Black Surround Sound Home Theater System:

              I'm a film student majoring in post-production so I mainly use this system with my iMac when editing a project in surround sound. This system works great for that! It's easy to connect to my iMac and provides excellent sound quality. I have also used this system with my TV for watching films and HD TV. It was very easy to set up. There are several different sound presets for watching movies, TV, sports, listening to music, gaming, etc. There are also a lot of adjustable settings. It comes with an iPod dock which is nice. The only thing I don't like about this product is the length of the speaker wires. I don't have an issue with them, I have plenty of wire for my setups, but for someone that has a larger area to cover it could be hard to place the speakers where you would want them. Overall, excellent system for an good price. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for surround sound for their computer or home theater.

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              sounds great

              By jam

              from elk grove,ca

              About Me Practical, Technically Challenged

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Energy Efficient
              • Good Remote
              • Interfaces Well With TV
              • Intuitive Controls

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Smaller Rooms
                • Surround Sound Solution
                • Television Shows

                Comments about Sony 5.1 Channel Black Surround Sound Home Theater System:

                Great sound for a low price. Would recommend this to anyone with a small living area.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Delivery was prompt and that is always a plus

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Hands Down the Best Deal for the Money

                By 4to5characters

                from California

                Comments about Sony 5.1 Channel Black Surround Sound Home Theater System:

                With the employee discount and free shipping, this is the best deal for the money on any similarly-featured surround sound system. It's a solid system that you will not be dissappointed with. It auto-calibrates the sound for an amazing movie watching experience. It has iPhone/iPod connection. I'm enjoying all of my digital content, BluRay DVDs and Cable TV in great surround sound. I'd recommend this to anyone.

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                4.0

                good product for price

                By gregman

                from dfw

                Comments about Sony 5.1 Channel Black Surround Sound Home Theater System:

                Had not had a home theatre for 5 years so i was kinda cluless when it came to advances. Look at the reviews for this one b4 buying.... got a GREAT deal under my EAP with Sony so I jumped all over it. I like the system, easy setup, good sound for med room size...i am older now and dont need too much sound blowing at me... this unit is perfect for me....so far so good only had a couple weeks now but i like it.... i could nit pick little stuff but nothing is perfect. You want perfect design it yourself.....

                Comment on this review

                (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great System

                By mdfromnj

                from New Jersey

                Comments about Sony 5.1 Channel Black Surround Sound Home Theater System:

                I recently purchased this Theater System and WOW. I am not a geek and have trouble with setting anything up, but this was easy. I also hooked in my son's gaming system and the sound is amazing. I did a ton of research before making my decison to buy, and I am glad that I made this purchase.

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