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Sony Black 3D Sound Bar Home Theater System With Wireless Subwoofer - HTC-T550

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400 Watts Total Power/ 2.1-Channel Sound Bar/ Wireless Subwoofer/ Three HDMI Inputs/ HDMI 3D Pass-Through/ Dolby TrueHD And DTS Master Audio Decoding/ 3D Surround Sound/ BRAVIA Widget Control/ Audio Return Channel/ HDMI Standby Pass-Through/ BRAVIA Sync Capable/ Black Finish
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Sony Black 3D Sound Bar Home Theater System With Wireless Subwoofer, Model HTCT550W

Powerful sound and an easy-to-place wireless subwoofer distinguish the Sony HT-CT550 sound bar. Three HDMI™ inputs offer flexibility and future-proof with 3D pass-through. Easy operating features include BRAVIA® Sync unified control and BRAVIA Widget on-screen interface with compatible Sony televisions. HDMI standby pass-through and Audio Return Channel1 are also included.

Features:

  • 2.1-channel sound bar
    The fast and easy way to add great sound to any HDTV, this sound bar matches the design of Sony® televisions and is the perfect complement for 40” and larger televisions
  • Wireless Subwoofer
    Place the subwoofer just about anywhere in the room. Sony’s clever input/output box enables the sound bar to offer both a wireless subwoofer and HDMI™ connections to other equipment
  • Three HDMI™ inputs
    Connect three HD sources via HDMI™ and easily switch between them.7 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 3D Blu-ray Disc™ movies, video games and other 3D content with compatible players and HDTVs
  • Dolby® TrueHD and dts® Master Audio
    Experience theater-like sound in your home with Dolby® TrueHD and dts® Master Audio HD enhanced audio
  • 3D surround sound
    Using Sony’s S-Force® Surround technology, the HT-CT350 can deliver simulated surround sound from just the bar and the subwoofer. You get a powerful surround sound effect without the need to connect multiple speakers throughout the room
  • BRAVIA® Widget Control
    Controlling sound bars just got easier. With select 2011 BRAVIA HDTVs, you can pull up a menu on the TV screen to make comprehensive audio adjustments
  • 400 Watts for powerful sound
    Hear everything with incredible impact. The sound bar delivers 400 Watts total power (133 Watts x 2 +134 Watts, measurements at 3 Ohms, 80 Hz – 1 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 sound bar through the same HDMI™ cable already being used to send audio and video to your TV
  • HDMI standby pass-through
    Conveniently access all your HDMI™ sources without having to power on the sound bar
  • BRAVIA® Sync Capable
    Easily control an entire system with one remote. Operates Sony® equipment connected via HDMI™ cables, including compatible Blu-ray Disc™ players, BRAVIA® HDTVs, Handycam® camcorders and Cyber-shot® digital cameras

Specifications:

Amplifier

  • Advanced Auto Volume: Yes
  • DSP: Yes
  • Equalizer(F/C/Sur/Sur B): Bass,Mid,Treble: Bass(+-6), Treble(+-6)
  • Night Mode: Yes
  • Number of amp. channels: 2 + 1ch
  • S-Force PRO Front Surround 3D: Yes
  • Sound Field Program
    • 2CH STEREO: Yes
    • DRAMA: Yes
    • GAMING: Yes
    • MOVIE: Yes
    • MUSIC: Yes
    • NEWS: Yes
    • SPORTS: Yes
    • STANDARD: Yes
  • Speaker Level Control: Center (+-6), Subwoofer (+-6)
  • Speaker Terminal: Colores Speaker Clips
  • Sub Woofer X' Over: Fixed 200Hz (Measured using the Standard Sound Mode)
  • Type: Digital

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
  • LPCM (2CH/5.1CH/7.1CH) thru HDMI: Yes/Yes/Yes 192kHz

General

  • Auto Standby: Yes (30min/OFF)
  • Hotel Mode: Yes
  • Input Selector
    • TV
    • BD/DVD
    • GAME
    • SAT/CATV
    • VIDEO
    • LINE IN
    • TUNER FM
  • Pin Jack: Nickel
  • Power Consumption: STR-CT550WT:50W/ SA-WCT550W:30W
  • Power Requirement: 120V, 60Hz
  • Power Stand By: 0.3Watt
  • Remote Control: RM-AAU113

HDMI™ Specs

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

Inputs and Outputs

  • Analog Audio In(Inc TV CEC)/Out(excl. tuner)/TV(CEC): Single Line In
  • Coax.: 1 Input
  • HDMI In/Out: (Front input): 3 In / 1 Out
  • Opt. In/Out/TV(CEC): incl Front input & TV (CEC): 2 In

Tuner

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

Video

  • 1080/24p: Yes
  • 1080p: Yes
  • A/V SYNC: Yes(Fixed)
  • A/V Sync Time(msec): ON(70ms)/OFF
  • Deep Color: Yes
  • x.v.Color (xvYCC): Yes

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Soundbar
    • Height: 3"
    • Width: 37-3/8"
    • Depth: 1-5/8"

Approximate Weight:

  • Soundbar: 5 lbs 2 oz
  • Shipping: 42 lbs

Warranty Information:

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

Footnotes:

  1. Requires sources connected with HDMI™ cables (sold separately) and compatible HDTV. Sound quality will vary depending on source
  2. 3D viewing requires 3D content, 3D-ready HDTV and high speed HDMI™ cable. Other 3D accessories (including 3D glasses and emitter) may also be required for 3D viewing
  3. Works with other BRAVIA® Sync or Theatre Sync™ labeled home audio/video products when connected via HDMI™ interface
  4. BRAVIA Widget unified control can be used only when receiver is connected to a Sony XBR-EX620, EX630, EX720, EX820, EX830, NX830, HX820, HX830, or HX930 series BRAVIA HDTV via HDMI™ cable (sold separately)
  5. Dolby® True-HD and dts®-HD Master Audio decoding require HDMI™ cable and capable source device (both sold separately)
  6. Measurements at 4 ohms, 180 Hz -20 kHz with a THD of 1%
  7. HDMI™ cable required, sold separately
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Remote ControlYes
Total System Power (watts)300
Subwoofer Power (watts)134
Wireless SubwooferYes
HDMI Inputs3
Digital Inputs3
Soundbar Height (inches)3.0
Soundbar Width (inches)37.4
Soundbar Depth (inches)1.6
Subwoofer Height (inches)15.4
Subwoofer Width (inches)10.8
Subwoofer Depth (inches)11.1
  

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Sony Black 3D Sound Bar Home Theater System With Wireless Subwoofer
 
3.8

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (8)
  • Easy to set up (6)
  • Interfaces well with TV (5)
  • Powerful bass (5)
  • Energy efficient (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Living room (5)
    • Television shows (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    The Best Sony Sound Bar yet!

    I heard the Sony HT-CT550W in the store the other day and I was amazed. To me, the HTCT550W Sony Sound Bar is a technological marvel. It's a slim 2.1 sound bar that...Read complete review

    I heard the Sony HT-CT550W in the store the other day and I was amazed. To me, the HTCT550W Sony Sound Bar is a technological marvel. It's a slim 2.1 sound bar that behaves like a 5.1 system. It processes all the latest multichannel sound fields and has a wireless sub woofer that I can move around my room as I please. Not only does it produce very strong volume and deep bass--the sub woofer really woofs. Also, I was really impressed at how this sound bar produces surround sound from my favorite bluray movies. I can't believe how much better this system is than my old CT350 Sound Bar ( I thought the CT350 was very good) Well I ended up giving my CT350 to my kids and I kept the HT-CT550W for myself.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Sounds ok but

    I purchased this unit hoping it would replace a home theater receiver, but found the limitations too great. I was pairing this with a Sony Bravia TV, using the HDMI interfaces. I found...Read complete review

    I purchased this unit hoping it would replace a home theater receiver, but found the limitations too great. I was pairing this with a Sony Bravia TV, using the HDMI interfaces. I found the HDMI audio to be 1 second delayed with only 1 adjustment option on the amplifier for 'Sync Video'. Setting this option to 1 caused the audio to be 2 seconds out of sync, instead of 1. When using the HDMI and ARC #Audio Return Channel# feature of the HDMI, this was more prevalent. If I was using the TOS interface, I did not notice the delay problem, but lost the auto switching ability, and have extra cables. In addition, when using the ARC, almost all the audio options are disabled in the TV, relying on the audio controls of the AV system, which are sub-par in the the CT550W. They're ok, but not great. According to the manual, the system would choose the correct sound field automatically, but all I saw was 'standard', and rarely liked the sound field. #IE: Playing Pandora should be 2Ch Stereo, while Netflix should Probably be movie, but if using ARC, this is not changeable by the user# Using TOS, the TV provides the options, but disables the auto speaker disable, resulting in a very poor audio echo if the TV speakers were not muted.

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    5.0

    Just what we wanted

    By GGort

    from Florida

    Comments about Sony Black 3D Sound Bar Home Theater System With Wireless Subwoofer:

    This sound bar was ideal for our needs. It replaced an older sony sound bar that just didn't cut it in our great room.

    Comment on this review

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Powerful Sound Bar - Put Subwoofer in Corner!

    By cmttu08

    from San Antonio, TX

    Comments about Sony Black 3D Sound Bar Home Theater System With Wireless Subwoofer:

    I replaced my Sony 5.1 Sound System (HTSS360) with this sound bar and love it! I never quite got the rear satellite speakers setup on the old system (I'm no audiophile) so I decided a simpler setup would be better. Didn't want to run the wires. This sound bar doesn't disappoint. I had to experiment with the location of the subwoofer to get the most "thump." Thank you Sony for making this wireless! Made placement a snap. I found the corner of the room gave me the most bass. I like the Bravia Sync feature with the TV and Blu-Ray, but I found the navigating the sound bar's menu annoying...you'd think they could send something up to the TV or have an app to configure instead of clicking around on the little 1 line LED screen, but after I got everything setup the way I thought sounded best I don't think I'll have to go in there again. I'm using both 1.4 and 1.3 HDMI cables and don't notice a difference in the sound from the connected devices. I also like how it has an FM Radio built in, some other sound bars I looked at didn't have that feature. The build quality is great and it feels solid...they ship it well protected too!

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    5.0

    Works great with my SONY TV

    By Jim

    from Lockport, NY

    About Me Technically Challenged

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sony Black 3D Sound Bar Home Theater System With Wireless Subwoofer:

        I just use it to watch normal TV shows

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

        (13 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Sounds ok but

        By NJSonyPhan

        from South NJ

        Comments about Sony Black 3D Sound Bar Home Theater System With Wireless Subwoofer:

        I purchased this unit hoping it would replace a home theater receiver, but found the limitations too great. I was pairing this with a Sony Bravia TV, using the HDMI interfaces. I found the HDMI audio to be 1 second delayed with only 1 adjustment option on the amplifier for 'Sync Video'. Setting this option to 1 caused the audio to be 2 seconds out of sync, instead of 1. When using the HDMI and ARC #Audio Return Channel# feature of the HDMI, this was more prevalent. If I was using the TOS interface, I did not notice the delay problem, but lost the auto switching ability, and have extra cables. In addition, when using the ARC, almost all the audio options are disabled in the TV, relying on the audio controls of the AV system, which are sub-par in the the CT550W. They're ok, but not great. According to the manual, the system would choose the correct sound field automatically, but all I saw was 'standard', and rarely liked the sound field. #IE: Playing Pandora should be 2Ch Stereo, while Netflix should Probably be movie, but if using ARC, this is not changeable by the user# Using TOS, the TV provides the options, but disables the auto speaker disable, resulting in a very poor audio echo if the TV speakers were not muted.

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great addition

        By TheChosenOne

        from Md.

        Comments about Sony Black 3D Sound Bar Home Theater System With Wireless Subwoofer:

        I have had mine well over a year now and have had no problems at all. I first had it hooked up to my Sony 40" and now have it running sound for my hx750. With my ps3 acting as my do everything 3D/blue ray player and Bravia sync., it's the perfect set up.

        Comment on this review

        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Does what its suppose to

        By Flyrod

        from Napa Valley, CA

        Comments about Sony Black 3D Sound Bar Home Theater System With Wireless Subwoofer:

        With the Bravia system it was very very easy to install and connect all components.

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        4.0

        Nice sound improvement over my TV alone.

        By CoffeeGuy

        from New Hampshire

        Comments about Sony Black 3D Sound Bar Home Theater System With Wireless Subwoofer:

        I purchased and installed my CT550W last summer. It is paired with a 46" Bravia, BDP S580, and HD cable TV. We love the sound improvement and also use it for music via Pandora on our TV. It makes a huge difference over the regular TV audio. All I really wanted was a better speaker system for my TV, but this is more of a mini-home theater system. All components connect to this AV system and the AV system then connects to the TV. The system has intelligence built in, so it responds to and manages Sony devices as it thinks it should based upon conditions. Like when I put it in standby mode, it tells the TV to switch to internal TV speakers (which I really don't want). I suspect I can fix that with some settings, but I haven't spent that much time going though the menus on all of the devices. Generally it isn't too bad, but it does seem slow to respond as a result. The AV system is communicating with the others devices and waiting for responses (I assume). Overall, the wireless has been reliable, but I did have a problem this week where the wireless connection to the sub-woofer stopped working. I was able to get it back by powering them both off and restarting them in sequence. And I do mean power off, not "standby". The controller will also control other Sony devices, so I can use one controller for the AV system, BD player and TV, but I haven't yet checked to see if I can train it to run my DVR from Comcast (Explorer 8300HD). Overall I'm very happy I purchased this system and we enjoy it every day. It is smaller than a full home theater system, offers great sound and cabling simplification.

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        4.0

        Very good sound with a few compromises.

        By KevinS

        from Columbus Ohio

        Comments about Sony Black 3D Sound Bar Home Theater System With Wireless Subwoofer:

        I like the CT550W. It's a neat installaton that doesn't require running wires. It provides a theater style sound, and I can follow movie dialog much easier with the forward facing speakers. But don't expect it to provide a surround sound effect. I had to put my Sony 40in LED TV up on blocks because the stand is too low. The sound bar blocks the remote control receiver, the motion sensor and it blocks the bottom directed speakers from the TV making it harder to hear. It's a very good choice for apartments and people that don't want their decor invaded by lots of audio gear, If you can mount it to the front of your TV stand, or on a shelf, that would be best.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great sound bar

        By woody

        from Pa.

        About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Living Room
          • Surround Sound Solution
          • Television Shows

          Comments about Sony Black 3D Sound Bar Home Theater System With Wireless Subwoofer:

          sound

          Service and delivery comments:

          yes to all

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this review

           
          3.0

          Poor mounting

          By AC_DC

          from Marion IA

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Energy Efficient

          Cons

          • Does not attach to TV

          Best Uses

          • Living Room

          Comments about Sony Black 3D Sound Bar Home Theater System With Wireless Subwoofer:

          The sound bar and TV are both Sony. Why would they not have mounts on the TV for the sound bar. Glad mine is not wall mounted.It came with the TV or I would not purchase this unit for the price asked.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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