Along with all the big E3 news from Sony, the company also announced a new, PS3-friendly sound bar home theater system, the CECH-ZVS1. Despite being described as "for the PlayStation 3," nothing in the announcement suggests that it's different from any other sound bar, except for some PS3-like styling. Here's a quick rundown of the CECH-ZVS1's key features.
Key features of the Sony CECH-ZVS1:
- Built-in subwoofer
- One optical digital audio input, one analog audio input
- Dolby Digital and DTS decoding
- Sony's "S-Force PRO Front Surround Sound" virtual surround processing
- $200 list price; available fall 2010
Though the connectivity is certainly skimpy--most sound bar home theater systems allow you to connect at least three total devices--the $200 price is sure to be attractive to gamers with a minimal home theater setup who just want an upgrade over their TV's built-in speakers. If you're looking for more connectivity options, Sony also offers the HT-CT350, which both include three HDMI inputs and a separate subwoofer.and