Summary: I bought two of these systems. I purchased the second one because I was so pleased with the first one. I have used Sony products most of my life to include flat screen tv's, dvd and blueray dvid players, sony stereo system and now this home theater system. The sound is great and the ease of set up and use is great.
A great way to enhance your audio experience without a lot of clutter.
4 February 2014
Summary: I bought it to enhance the experience of watching movies, and to be able to hear dialogue more clearly on our 37" Vizio in the bedroom. This system accomplished both goals. Both my wife and I both remarked that it had better sound than the 5.1 system in the living room. It was easy to install once I figured out how I was going to mount the sound bar (the TV is fits diagonally in a corner with no shelf beneath it).
works well..sounds good.. a little complicated to set up..i love it..
20 September 2013
Summary: I love the Sony home theater. It has great sound and works well with my flat screen that didn't have very good sound. Only complaint it was a little complicated to set up but after digesting the instructions a while, its working well.
Summary: I had high hopes for this sound bar due to all of the great things I had read about it. The amount of outputs was astounding. I had read that the HT-CT100 had much better sound, but with people raving about the sound from this bar, I had to just take that with a grain of salt. Boy should I have listened.
Summary: The Sony sound bar system does what it promises to do. The volume adjustment on the sub works well to tone down some over-emphasized tracts, but it is better suited for small rooms. My Bose SR1 system is clearer and I use that in a larger room, but at six times the price of the Sony, it better outshine it. I would recommend the Sony as a low cost upgrade of TV speakers.
Summary: OK so I just got this yesterday (Jan 4th, 2013) so I'm not sure about its life expectancy or anything. But what I can tell you is that its very east to setup, and sounds great!! I was skeptical on this because 1. Its a sound bar and a sub...never been a fan of sound-bars 2. The sound bar is relatively small. 3. $180 really isn't that expensive in the audio world, although for a college kid like me it is. Well my expectations were exceeded.
A bit disappointed the first day, blown away the next day
Marcus Fenix, Amazon
4 January 2013
Summary: The first day I noticed that it "wasn't too powerful", but then I changed these specific settings: Central Channel (for voice clarity), Bass, SW to +6 (all three settings) and blew me away. You need to leave it at Standby mode = ON always (HDMI Control -> PASSTHRU) if you want the TV to work when you turn it off/standby. There are some other settings you might tweak (like Treble) depending on your preferences.
CT150: How to Connect & Configure to Get Proper Surround Sound.
Tony M., Amazon
30 December 2012
Summary: This device is almost too easy to set up as there are some major pitfalls that take a few minutes to unravel. I was having problems getting the subwoofer to produce real sound, and the overall sound was very flat. The unit is rather secretive about being misconnected & misconfigured. Here is the proper way to connect and configure the unit to get actual surround sound and proper bass. After that, I'll talk about a major shortcoming with it.
Sony HT-CT150: Economical, unobtrusive home theater -
Michaux "Michaux", Amazon
21 December 2012
Summary: I discovered the HT-CT150 while searching for a reasonably priced home theater system to improve the sound of my 2009 Sony TV (KDL-40VL160). I had not considered a sound-bar because some 5.1 HTIB systems, notably the Onkyo HT-S3500, appeared to offer more value for dollar and would, no doubt, provide superior sonic performance. The attraction of the sound bar was its better visual integration with the TV and hence easier acceptance by my wife.