Initially good but ongoing issues
Initially impressed with sound for the price. Now it gets stuck somewhere in the bootup process and no longer functions. Sony customer service little help and it will cost me to have it inspected/repaired by authorised repairer. Not impressed for product failing after only 2 years.
Dont waste your time and money
Issues from the start with this product. wouldnt let me update and the connectivity is terrible when i got it to work id always have to reconnect the smaller speakers (sold seperatly) to home theatre. Now i cant even get on the home screen it just freezes. probably because it wont let me update it.
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Awesome product for the price
I bought the Sony HT-CT800 2.1ch soundbar on sale from JB HiFi. I've owned this soundbar for 7 months now and absolutely loving it. The soundbar is slim but powerful and fits in nicely under my Samsung TV. The other good feature is the wireless sub-woofer which can be hidden away without the need for running any cables from the soundbar. The sub-woofer is small in size but is powerful so the entire system is really good for a small-medium room. The other really cool feature is the availability of Chromecast which is built-in and also the Spotify Connect. Overall, I would recommend this product for the price.
An excellent purchase, I would highly recommend it to others.
This soundbar has truly changed the way I watch movies, or play videogames. I cannot believe the excellent range that the two small speakers from the soundbar emit, and the thumping bass that comes from the subwoofer. Compared to the relatively weak speakers that modern thin screen TVs come with these days, this soundbar is a whole different way to experience any kind of audio visual media.
It's incredibly easy to set up any HDMI devices to this soundbar, while not compromising on functionality in the slightest. A wireless subwoofer, and the a...bility to add more wireless surround speakers, make this system a clutter free system that doesn't compromise on sound quality. I personally have paired the HT-CT800 with two auxiliary Sony SRS-ZR5 wireless speakers to run in unison with the soundbar, and now I have a surround system that works harmoniously together. In conclusion, I have personally been using Sony products for years now, and their soundbars have made such an impression on me that I have purchased a new HT-C290 soundbar and subwoofer for a second TV. I'm very happy!
Great sound and load of features
This Sony soundbar sounds fantastic, with heaps of bass and clear, quality audio. It has 3 HDMI inputs which is quite rare, allowing connections of Playstation and Fetch box, and still a spare for cameras etc. It pairs well with my Sony Bravia TV, and is easy to use. I also use the wireless surround with 2 additional Sony speakers (sold separately). After having a 5.1 home theater system with full receiver set up this soundbar couldn't be easier; simply plug in power, connect HDMI cables and you're pretty much done! I also like that you can eas...ily bluetooth not only from a device (say for playing music from your phone), but to other devices, such as bluetooth headphones. This comes in super handy when my other half is asleep after a night shift but I want to watch TV; simply bluetooth the headphones to the soundbar and done! No more disturbing others or trying to watch TV with the volume way down. My only minor gripe is that when it sits flat on an entertainment unit it kind of points straight up to the ceiling so you cannot see what setting it is on or the volume. Easy fixed though with the included feet for the wall mount attached which tilt it forward at an angle. Highly recommend this soundbar.
Sony quality sound bar with stand out features
The Sony HT-CT800 was purchased based not only on online customer reviews but also the outstanding number of features & powerful power output it provides.
This unit has three HDMI inputs unlike most soundbars that severely limit you to just one or two at most.
When most users might need inputs from blue-ray players,multimedia players, games consoles etc having three hdmi inputs is essential.
The sound from the unit is very crisp with plenty of bass provided by the separate wireless sub-woofer which can be located some where in the same...room either out of sight or on display its full glory. When choosing any soundbar keep in mind service & support & reliability of product too, Sony has a good reputation here so very happy to recommend this product!
|Features||Spotify Connect and Wall Mountable|
|Connectivity Options||Bluetooth, Ethernet, HDMI, HDMI ARC, Optical Port, USB and Wi-Fi|
|Number of HDMI Ports||4|
|Soundbar Dimensions||52 x 1030 x 126 mm|
|Subwoofer Dimensions||382 x 190 x 386 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)|
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