Summary: This thing sounds great, but only 2 of the HDMI inputs work on it. Pretty upset considering how much I paid for this thing. I definitely will never buy a Sony sound bar system again because of this.
DO NOT buy something that lacks Dolby 5.1 capabilities. Period.
26 November 2013
Summary: Well, i blame my own stupidity and not fully researching the importance for Dolby 5.1. When I purchased it, I believe it was just over $300 and it was shortly after buying a 65" Bravia, a top of the line Blue Ray, etc...
Not worth the money!...Update Not bad but still not great!
BENJAMIN R. VEGA, Amazon
6 October 2011
Summary: The Sony HTCT550W speaker system is probably the worst investment anyone can make. Unless all your equipment is Sony you will have more than your share of difficulties with the product. The system depends on a sync system which coincidentally works very well with Sony Bravia systems.
Summary: I don't often write reviews, but I want to warn people about this system. I have the "prior generation" model, the 350, and I did a side-by-side comparison. The earlier model just blows this one away.