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Sony HT-CT150

Sony HT-CT150
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Sony HT-CT550W

Sony HT-CT550W
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Samsung HT-BD1250

Samsung HT-BD1250
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Price $285 at 1 store $248 to $399 at 2 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)
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4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 23 reviews 3.5 stars out of 5 reviews 3.0 stars out of 1 review 2.5 stars out of 51 reviews
Release date April 21, 2010 May 24, 2011 March 06, 2012 January 08, 2009
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. Samsung's HT-BD1250 home theater system has built-in Blu-ray, streaming media from Netflix and Pandora, and excellent audio and video quality, making it our top budget Blu-ray all-in-one system.

Basic specs

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DVD type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Blu-ray player
Surround System Class 5.1 channel
2.1 channel
2.1 channel
5.1 channel
Internet Streaming Services Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Pandora
Netflix
Environmental Standards Yes
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Surround Sound Effects S-FORCE Pro Front Surround Sound
3D Surround
S-FORCE Pro Front Surround Sound
3D Sound Plus
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Digital Player (Recorder) Info unavailable Info unavailable MP3
WMA
MP3
Radio Info unavailable Radio tuner - FM - 20 preset stations
Info unavailable Radio tuner - FM - 15 preset stations
Product Type Sound bar speaker system
Sound bar speaker system
Sound bar speaker system
Home theater system
Components Audio bar
Wireless subwoofer
AV receiver
Sound bar
Subwoofer
Sound bar
Subwoofer
Speaker system
Blu-ray disc player / AV receiver
HDMI Switching Yes
Yes
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Enclosure Color Info unavailable Black
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DVD Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Blu-ray player
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 Digital
DTS decoder
DTS-HD decoder
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital
DTS decoder
Dolby TrueHD
Manufacturer Warranty 1 year warranty
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Product type Info unavailable Info unavailable Speaker system
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Sound Output Mode Surround Sound
Stereo
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 - 2.1 channel
Samsung HW-E450 - USB audio player
Samsung HT-BD1250 - Home theater system - 5.1 channel
Power AC 120 V
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Remote Control Universal remote control - Infrared
Info unavailable Universal remote control - Infrared
Universal remote control
Components Audio bar
Wireless subwoofer
AV receiver
Sound bar
Subwoofer
Sound bar
Subwoofer
Speaker system
Blu-ray disc player / AV receiver
Output Power 200 Watt
400 Watt
280 Watt
1000 Watt
Speaker(s) Home theater sound bar system with wireless subwoofer
1 - External
1
1 - External
1 x Active subwoofer - External - 134 Watt
Sound bar speaker system
2 - Built-in - 80 Watt
1 - External - 120 Watt
4 x Satellite speaker
1 x Center channel speaker
1 x Subwoofer
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