Sony HT-RT5 Soundbar, Brilliant Upgrade, Great for 4K

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High quality sound with depth and clarity. To run this you are going to need 4 power outlets as each speaker requires its own. You may also need a hand to carry the box as it is big, heavy and awkward to carry. Once out of the box the individual pieces are a bit more manageable. The sound bar is a very sleek looking speaker set that has a high quality look and feel to it. A flat low profile tapered bar that will sit neatly in front of your tv, or if you prefer, you can put it behind and bring a small discreet ir receiver to the front. I recommend in front of the tv where nothing can interfere with the sound. If you are using this with anything under a 40 inch screen, the it may look a bit out of proportion as it is very long. The subwoofer is a lump of a box and a bit of an elephant in the room, but it isn’t ugly and does blend in with the rest of the audio visual gear. The rear speakers are a smaller profile and can easily be tucked away behind the sofa if you don’t want them on show.

Sound quality is fine, but it’s let down by some of the. Updating this review, the problems i had with hdmi sync were being caused by a bad hdmi cable, and it’s now working correctly, even bitstreaming dts-hd and dolby true-hd from my pc. Sound quality is fine, but it’s let down by some of the flakiest hdmi sync problems i’ve ever experienced. Changing between connected hdmi devices is a lottery, sometimes it works, sometimes you have to unplug the hdmi device or even power cycle the soundbar to get it connect at all, and the arc implementation simply doesn’t work. I’m sure it’s fine if all your devices are sony, but with anything else be prepared for frustration.

Sony HT-RT5 Soundbar with 2 Wireless Rear Speakers (550 W, S-Master HX, Clear Audio Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and NFC) – Black

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  • Experience real surround sound – 5.1 channels of immersive audio with wireless rear speakers, a three channel sound bar, wireless subwoofer and two wirelessly connected rear speakers combine to deliver a realistic sound stage
  • Hear every detail from six speakers, full-frequency sound from a combination of powerful wireless speakers and sophisticated technologies
  • The HT-RT5 supports a wide range of wireless technologies and music streaming services, so you can connect to all your favourite songs, instantly.Compatible with high-quality LDAC, SBC, and AAC codecs, the HT-RT5 is designed for personal viewing, so you can put your headphones on to enjoy a movie on the big screen without disturbing anyone
  • Listen to music in another room – let the same song follow you around the house with multi-room listening, controlled via the SongPal app
  • Connect to everything – with 3x HDMI inputs, 1x HDMI ARC output, a USB input and optical digital and analogue connections, there’s space for all your equipment.

Really good system for the average home. This is my second attempt at a 5. 1 surround sound system, previously spending more on a highly rated system, only to send it back as faulty, and the parts that did work, disappointed. For the audiophiles out there who can distinguish the slightest variances in sound quality, i cannot give you a in depth review of bass and treble, but here is what i really like about this system. Wireless – no wires trailing around my living room, it is all connected by bluetooth so is pretty discreet. In fact the bluetooth field is so good i can connect my amazon echo from 2 rooms away, listening to my music in full 5. You don’t have to use it if you don’t want to – my wife is a bit of a technophobe, and the last system i returned had to be turned on before the signal from my sky box or ps3 could be viewed on my tv. With this system just switch on your device, the anynet connection will turn on your tv, and the sound will just come from the tv speakers. The beauty of this is that if i am out, i don’t have to try to explain the workings of several remote controls to my wife.

What wasn’t made clear to me is just how cut off you are from controlling all the extras when you are not using the speakers connected up to a tv. I use them to go along with my projector and play movies from my laptop. But the control menu so often referred to in the instruction manual does not appear on my laptop screen. I have tried to find an app to fix this but no luck. Will have to call their helpline. God help me, my time and my wallet.

Stunning looks, easy to setup, superb sound, and no more speaker cable. Slight issues with the songpal app and creating groups at the moment though.

Sony HT-RT5 Soundbar with 2 Wireless Rear Speakers (550 W, S-Master HX, Clear Audio Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and NFC) – Black : Ordered this after having it demonstrated by a sony rep at a well known store (tried to buy there but no stock) but was still a little concerned about comments on volume. Well its not loud – compared to my old 5. 0 system that could rattle the house – but its more than adequate; using it at a level of 40 out of 50 and it gets complaints from the wife in the next room. Quality is “in the ear of the beholder” – i am fed up with mumbling actors but find the clarity at standard settings very clear and sharp, even with well known mumblers and there are a range of sound selections available to easily adjust to the output to suit (spectre and saving private ryan in movie mode is fantastic. The dogs seem to like it as well, crufts had them both staring at the front speaker then looking behind the tv for the dog. Set-up is quick and easy and you don’t get dozens of pages of techno-gibberish in the manual, plenty of hdmi sockets and no trailing speaker leads.

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U can get this from your local sony store for only 300 pounds direct and with a sony tv it works flawless im very happy with it.
U can get this from your local sony store for only 300 pounds direct and with a sony tv it works flawless im very happy with it.

This review is from : Sony HT-RT5 Soundbar with 2 Wireless Rear Speakers (550 W, S-Master HX, Clear Audio Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and NFC) – Black

Brilliant upgrade, great for 4k. Bought this to replace a sony ht-is100, as i needed something which could handle 4k passthrough for my xbox one s. Was a bit skeptical at first as i prefer individual front speakers, but the inclusion of wireless rear speakers/sub woofer sold me in the end (plus the huge discount on prime day)i needn’t have worried though, the sound from this system is incredible. Blows away my is100, which in itself was a very good system. Audio is crystal clear, bass is immense and the 4k passthrough works flawlessly. The auto calibration (using the included microphone) is very accurate and has set the level of the sound perfectly for me. A few reviewers complained of low volume: the default volume is indeed quite low even after calibration, but (and i shouldn’t have to say this really and i don’t mean to sound condescending. 🙂 once you’ve got it at a comfortable volume, it stays there. Ours is set to around 25 for tv and higher for movies. Likewise the sub volume can be adjusted accordingly. I have seen several reviews also complain of wireless connection issues or other software gremlins. I have experienced zero so far.

This review is from : Sony HT-RT5 Soundbar with 2 Wireless Rear Speakers (550 W, S-Master HX, Clear Audio Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and NFC) – Black

Brilliant upgrade, great for 4k. Bought this to replace a sony ht-is100, as i needed something which could handle 4k passthrough for my xbox one s. Was a bit skeptical at first as i prefer individual front speakers, but the inclusion of wireless rear speakers/sub woofer sold me in the end (plus the huge discount on prime day)i needn’t have worried though, the sound from this system is incredible. Blows away my is100, which in itself was a very good system. Audio is crystal clear, bass is immense and the 4k passthrough works flawlessly. The auto calibration (using the included microphone) is very accurate and has set the level of the sound perfectly for me. A few reviewers complained of low volume: the default volume is indeed quite low even after calibration, but (and i shouldn’t have to say this really and i don’t mean to sound condescending. 🙂 once you’ve got it at a comfortable volume, it stays there. Ours is set to around 25 for tv and higher for movies. Likewise the sub volume can be adjusted accordingly. I have seen several reviews also complain of wireless connection issues or other software gremlins. I have experienced zero so far.
This unit in my opinion is the absolute dogs. Setting the whole unit up took a little time which i expected but well worth spending. Used the auto collaboration mic to set up the position of all the speakers which worked fantastic and then some fine tweaking to the speakers and sub. Film i recommend to watch to hear the full affect of this unit in cinema mode, if you are able to stomach it in hd is saving private ryan. The sound effects through this 5. 1 sony unit is absolutely fantastic. All i can further saying in my opinion is one of the best sound bars i’ve heard in a long time and at a fantastic price on prime day. Thanks sony and amazon and hope it stands the test of time.

This review is from : Sony HT-RT5 Soundbar with 2 Wireless Rear Speakers (550 W, S-Master HX, Clear Audio Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and NFC) – Black

This unit in my opinion is the absolute dogs. Setting the whole unit up took a little time which i expected but well worth spending. Used the auto collaboration mic to set up the position of all the speakers which worked fantastic and then some fine tweaking to the speakers and sub. Film i recommend to watch to hear the full affect of this unit in cinema mode, if you are able to stomach it in hd is saving private ryan. The sound effects through this 5. 1 sony unit is absolutely fantastic. All i can further saying in my opinion is one of the best sound bars i’ve heard in a long time and at a fantastic price on prime day. Thanks sony and amazon and hope it stands the test of time.

This review is from : Sony HT-RT5 Soundbar with 2 Wireless Rear Speakers (550 W, S-Master HX, Clear Audio Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and NFC) – Black

My dil goes hummenjoying the music. I got this product in prime day. Loved it no words to say when it’s sony.
My dil goes hummenjoying the music. I got this product in prime day. Loved it no words to say when it’s sony.

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It may say 4k passthru but unfortunately it does not support 4k hdr or support 4k 60hz required for ps4 and later consoles. Also theres no support for bluetooth aptx so is now rather dated in specs.
It may say 4k passthru but unfortunately it does not support 4k hdr or support 4k 60hz required for ps4 and later consoles. Also theres no support for bluetooth aptx so is now rather dated in specs.

This review is from : Sony HT-RT5 Soundbar with 2 Wireless Rear Speakers (550 W, S-Master HX, Clear Audio Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and NFC) – Black

Sound is amazing and installation easy prasy. Sound is amazing and installation easy prasyuse the easy installation option on the menu and it is fantastic. Love the sound and the app on iphone works great as well .

This review is from : Sony HT-RT5 Soundbar with 2 Wireless Rear Speakers (550 W, S-Master HX, Clear Audio Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and NFC) – Black

Sound is amazing and installation easy prasy. Sound is amazing and installation easy prasyuse the easy installation option on the menu and it is fantastic. Love the sound and the app on iphone works great as well .
Setup was easy and straight forward. Having read the reviws on here l purchased this sound system and to be honest it isn’t what l was hoping for. Setup was easy and straight forward. Although when connected to my sony dvd player it is impressive (but is no different as my old dvd player which cost half the price), on normal tv, am still having to have it on full volume, even trying all the sound variations available. Would l reccomend this and for the overall cost, no.

This review is from : Sony HT-RT5 Soundbar with 2 Wireless Rear Speakers (550 W, S-Master HX, Clear Audio Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and NFC) – Black

Setup was easy and straight forward. Having read the reviws on here l purchased this sound system and to be honest it isn’t what l was hoping for. Setup was easy and straight forward. Although when connected to my sony dvd player it is impressive (but is no different as my old dvd player which cost half the price), on normal tv, am still having to have it on full volume, even trying all the sound variations available. Would l reccomend this and for the overall cost, no.

This review is from : Sony HT-RT5 Soundbar with 2 Wireless Rear Speakers (550 W, S-Master HX, Clear Audio Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and NFC) – Black

Amazon surround sound without wires. . Amazon surround sound without wires.
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