This is a very nice upgrade to my tv. This is a very nice upgrade to my tv. It’s certainly not a top sound device, but its great for 90£i was expecting it to have a better ‘clear voice ‘ option. I have no voice delay problem reported by other buyers. I use it on lg 4 years old tv. Bluetooth pairing is not very well designed. Once paired i have to do it every time i want to play something from my phone. Have to press bluetooth button then find device on my phone. Finally you just don’t use this option anymore.
So much better than tv sound. 1 set-up on my main tv, but was looking for something more modest for my second tv, as i simply hate to listen to tv speakers, finding them far too tinny and lacking in depth. I looked at soundbars with a separate subwoofer, but wanted something less obtrusive, so this sound base seemed ideal. Basically, it’s an all-in-one 2. 1 system that sits under your tv. In this case, i have a relatively old 42′ samsung, which is quite heavy, but it seems to sit fine on this soundbase. Setting up was very easy, although i found that the hdmi didn’t work as my old tv only has hdmi inputs, not outputs. I initially used the supplied optical cable to connect to the tv, but it’s so incredibly thin that i swapped it for a chunkier one i had lying around. To be honest, being that it’s simple digital signals that are getting transmitted, i doubt if the wire makes any difference at all, especially on 2.
Sony ht-xt100 2. 1 sound bar with built in whoofer. Product easy to install, and produces richer sound options – several choices. Base sound built within one unit provides compact arrangement. When occasionally sound is not synchronised with lip movement i switch off via standby button on remote for a couple of seconds. Satisfied with purchase at price. Here are the specifications for the Sony HT-XT100 2:
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- Cinema quality surround sound with virtual surround sound processing
- Wireless music streaming over Bluetooth
- Bass you can feel with an integrated subwoofer
- Designed to fit with slim profile design to blend into any living environment
- One-cable connection thanks to HDMI connectivity
It’s a good unit, but it does have some unfortunate limitations. Pros:the build quality is excellent; it’s very sturdy and supports my 43′ television easily (with space and weight-tolerance to spare). Space constraints meant that a soundbar wasn’t really practical for me so this is a great way to get a similar effect without having to move house. Sound quality is also superb. Switching from my tv’s inbuilt speakers to this unit is like removing earplugs – the boost in volume, depth and clarity is remarkable. The bass in particular is thunderous (although there’s also a night-time mode to mitigate this if you so choose). Cons:no support for dolby digital+ or dts-hd master audio; this means that many, if not most, blu-rays aren’t supported (although releases of older material are more likely to be plain dolby digital, which does work). Playback of lower-quality or highly-compressed audio sources can sound a bit tinny. In conclusion, it’s great at what it does, but it’s a shame it doesn’t do more.
Excellent sound quality, easy to install.
Reviews from purchasers :
- I was very pleased with this
- Recommended instead of a sound bar.
- excellent sound base
Superb sound and build quality, however some issues with optical input. This sony soundbase delivers fantastic value for money, it’s a well made and expensive looking cabinet but there is a known issue with audio delay over optical. The delay is very evident during dialogue scenes, approximately 0. 5 a second out of synch with the picture and is very distracting. I e-mailed sony support and received the following response:’. If the firmware version of the unit is below version v41u, the sound bar needs to be updated. Unfortunately, the firmware cannot be updated directly by the customer for the ht-xt100 sound bar. Please follow the link below, to locate the nearest service center next to you, to update the firmware of your device. ‘i find it utterly bizarre you have to take your soundbase to a sony centre to have the firmware updated, especially as the soundbase has an onboard usb input.As i don’t have a service centre nearby i’ve used the aux input (direct analogue connection) which resolves the issue, however i would’ve preferred to use the optical connection.
Well to be completely honest this is far better than i was expecting. Well to be completely honest this is far better than i was expecting, really easy to set up and the sound is excellent. Very happy with my purchase.