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Sony HT-CT150

Sony HT-CT150
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Samsung HT-BD1250

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CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 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 3.0 stars out of 1 review 2.5 stars out of 51 reviews
Release date April 21, 2010 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. 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 Blu-ray player
Surround System Class 5.1 channel
2.1 channel
5.1 channel
Internet Streaming Services Info unavailable Info unavailable Pandora
Netflix
Environmental Standards Yes
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Surround Sound Effects S-FORCE Pro Front Surround Sound
3D Sound Plus
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Digital Player (Recorder) Info unavailable MP3
WMA
MP3
Radio Info unavailable Info unavailable Radio tuner - FM - 15 preset stations
Product Type Sound bar speaker system
Sound bar speaker system
Home theater system
Components Audio bar
Wireless subwoofer
Sound bar
Subwoofer
Speaker system
Blu-ray disc player / AV receiver
HDMI Switching Yes
Info unavailable Info unavailable
DVD Info unavailable Info unavailable Blu-ray player
Built-in Decoders Dolby Digital
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
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Product type Info unavailable Speaker system
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Sound Output Mode Surround Sound
Stereo
Surround Sound
Product Description Sound bar speaker system - 5.1 channel
Sony HT-CT150
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
Universal remote control - Infrared
Universal remote control
Components Audio bar
Wireless subwoofer
Sound bar
Subwoofer
Speaker system
Blu-ray disc player / AV receiver
Output Power 200 Watt
280 Watt
1000 Watt
Speaker(s) Home theater sound bar system with wireless subwoofer
1 - External
1
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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