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Sony HT-CT150

Sony HT-CT150
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Sony HT-CT550W

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Sony HT-CT100

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Sony STR-DN840

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Price $614 at 1 store $448 to $449 at 3 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.7 (3.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.4 (4.0 stars)
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Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 23 reviews 3.5 stars out of 5 reviews 3.5 stars out of 64 reviews 3.0 stars out of 1 review 3.0 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date April 21, 2010 May 24, 2011 April 06, 2008 March 06, 2012 April 24, 2013
The Bottom Line Sony's HT-CT150 sound bar home theater system sounds great and is way ahead of the competition with its three HDMI inputs; however, its IR receiver limits the subwoofer's placement options. Consider the Sony HT-CT550W if you need a sound bar with a lot of connectivity, but it's otherwise not worth its premium price. Sony's HT-CT100 soundbar/subwoofer audio system is a phenomenal value that sounds great with movies and music. The Sony STR-DN840 is by far the best AV receiver value of the year, offering tons of wireless connectivity and six HDMI inputs for well under $500.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
DVD type Info unavailable Info unavailable None
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Surround System Class 5.1 channel
2.1 channel
3.1 channel
2.1 channel
7.2 channel
Internet Streaming Services Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Pandora
Music Unlimited
Slacker
vTuner
Environmental Standards Yes
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CD System Info unavailable Info unavailable None
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Surround Sound Effects S-FORCE Pro Front Surround Sound
3D Surround
S-FORCE Pro Front Surround Sound
S-FORCE Front Surround Sound
S-FORCE Pro Surround Sound
3D Sound Plus
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Cassette System Info unavailable Info unavailable None
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Digital Player (Recorder) Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable MP3
WMA
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Radio Info unavailable Radio tuner - FM - 20 preset stations
None
Info unavailable AM/FM
Product Type Sound bar speaker system
Sound bar speaker system
Sound bar speaker system
Sound bar speaker system
Home Theater Network Receiver
Components Audio bar
Wireless subwoofer
AV receiver
Sound bar
Subwoofer
Speaker system
Sound bar
Subwoofer
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Connectivity Protocols Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Built-in Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
HDMI Switching Yes
Yes
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Enclosure Color Info unavailable Black
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DVD Info unavailable Info unavailable None
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Built-in Decoders Dolby Digital
DTS-HD decoder
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital
DTS decoder
DTS-HD High Resolution
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS-HD LBR
Dolby TrueHD
DTS 96/24
Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital
DTS decoder
Dolby Digital
DTS decoder
DTS ES Matrix 6.1
DTS ES Discrete 6.1
DTS 96/24
DTS NEO: 6
DTS HD Master Audio
DTS-HD High Resolution
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital EX
Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Pro Logic IIx
Dolby Pro Logic IIz
Weight Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 18.7 lbs
Manufacturer Warranty 1 year warranty
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Product type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Speaker system
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Sound Output Mode Surround Sound
Stereo
Surround Sound
Stereo
Surround Sound
Product Description Sound bar speaker system - 5.1 channel
Sony HT-CT150
Sound bar speaker system - 2.1 channel
Sony HT-CT550W
Sound bar speaker system
Sony HT-CT100 - 3.1 channel
Sound bar speaker system - 2.1 channel
Samsung HW-E450 - USB audio player
Home Theater Network Receiver - 7.2 channel
Sony STR-DN840
Power AC 120 V
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable AC 120 V
Remote Control Universal remote control - Infrared
Info unavailable Info unavailable Universal remote control - Infrared
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Microphone Info unavailable Info unavailable None
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Components Audio bar
Wireless subwoofer
AV receiver
Sound bar
Subwoofer
Speaker system
Sound bar
Subwoofer
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Output Power 200 Watt
400 Watt
250 Watt
280 Watt
1050 Watt
Dimensions (WxDxH) Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 16.9 in x 13 in x 6.1 in
Headphones Info unavailable Info unavailable None
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Speaker(s) Home theater sound bar system with wireless subwoofer
1 - External
1
1 - External
1 x Active subwoofer - External - 134 Watt
Sound bar
Subwoofer
Sound bar speaker system
2 - Built-in - 80 Watt
1 - External - 120 Watt
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MD System Info unavailable Info unavailable None
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