3 HDMI inputs, wireless sub, Bluetooth, and NFC top the list of features.
Available for pre-order is Sony's new HD sound bar. The 330 watt 2.1 channel set-up features connectivity options that include HDMI, optical, analog, Bluetooth, and NFC. Sony is also pushing an IR Repeater Pass-through, which essential allows the sound bar to reside in front of a TV's IR sensor without obstructing it.
The sound bar includes Sony's S-Force PRO Front Surround 3D, which when coupled with the sound bar's ability to handle HD sound formats promises some of the best sound bar faux surround sound.
The three HDMI inputs and one output include 3D and 4K UHD pass through and Bravia Sync.
Sony sees the system as a great option for those looking for wireless smartphone pairing. Not only does the system use NFC, but the Bluetooth capability includes stand-by activation. Whenever a Bluetooth-enabled device attempts to connect to the sound bar, the sound bar will power up and be ready to stream music.
Naturally, anyone unwilling to commit the space for a full receiver set-up, but still wanting better than TV speakers and HDMI routing will want to consider pre-ordering the $400 Sony HT-CT600.
Author: Brian Hoss