"Great Performance for the price"3.5 starson by mwrocca
Pros: low profile, good price, numerous HDMI hook ups, great performance
Cons: sub isn't wirless, no on screen setup menu unless you have a Bravia TV
Summary: I bought this to hook up with my Panasonic VT50, Cable Set Top Box, and PS3. I am not ready to take the plunge for a high quality AV Receiver and Surround Sound System, but I did want something that would be adequate to hold me over until that time.
I decided that instead of buying a sub par home theater in a box system, I would go for the simplicity of a sound bar. I wanted something that I would be able to use on the TV in another room once I upgrade the system on the main TV, so the sound bar route made the most sense to me.
I compared the CT150 with some other more expensive models--among them, a polk and a boston acoustics. Upon listening to them, they all sounded pretty equal. The Polk may have been ever so slightly better sounding to me, but it was also about $250 more.
I pretty much had every intention of going with the CT150 because of all the positive reviews here on CNET, and the fact it was inexpensive. But I must say, after hearing the sound and considering the price, it's really tough to pass this one up. I must say that I am more than happy with the outcome. The bar was easy to hook up, and despite the lack of on screen menus, it is still very easy to toggle different EQ settings, as well as from device to device--I even hooked my PC up to it, just because I have the capability to do so. I LOVE the fact I can hook all of my components to the sub via HDMI, too.
So bottom line, if you're looking for a high quality sound bar, there is no need to go way over the top. It's pretty silly to spend $500 on a sound bar when that money can be put in to a better surround sound solution. Get the CT150, and enjoy!