We've been longtime fans of Sony's HT-CT100 sound bar home theater system, as it's the only system of its kind we're aware of that offers extensive HDMI connectivity for a bargain-level price. Sony's now announced two successor products, the HT-CT150 and HT-CT350, updating the HDMI connectivity to handle 3D video signals. Here are the details we could glean from the press release.
Two digital audio inputs (one optical, one coaxial)
$300 list price; available in May
Key step-up features of the Sony HT-CT350:
400 watts of total system power
40 inches long
Includes wall-mount bracket
$400 list price; available in May
These systems look pretty slick from the spec sheets, as we've yet to see any competitors come close to the value Sony offers at this price level. We also appreciate the step-up to HDMI pass-through in standby mode, which allows you skip using the sound bar for audio during late-night scenarios.