Sony HT-XT100 2 – Good sound quality, very easy setup

I had a lip sync problem with this unit which was in repairable no what what settings i tried, i found out through sony themselves that if the unit had software version lower than v41u they would be problems with lip sync. My unit had version a37u software there hence the problem. After finally getting a replacement from amazon it had the new version of software loaded and is working perfectly.

Loud but check out photos for size. The sound is punchy and all my connections (bluetooth, optical and hdmi) all work. I have attached photos so you can see what it looks like under a 50′ sony. Note the photo supplied by sony shows a very small tv on top of the speaker – i estimate a 32′ – so hopefully my photo shows you a more realistic view.

At the time i bought this i’d spent ages weighing up the sound pads with the sound bars and eventually opted for the pad because of the built-in sub. Totally made the right choice. Movies are pure joy – you gotta love the deep bass rumble of an action sequence. Got some nice preset sound options for all the classic uses (movie, game, etc). Only negative has been rare occasions when the unit seems to ‘lock-up’ when putting it on standby (turning it off). Have to power cycle at the plug to reset. Probably a one-off defect, but is so unobtrusive that it’s not worth the hassle of having it sent off for repair.

  • Loud but check out photos for size
  • Superb sound and build quality, however some issues with optical input
  • Simple setup, took minutes, excellent audio quality.

Pls read on. It may save a return. I had issues with the hdmi cec which seems to be inherent with a lot of these soundbars. I got this one working perfectly by plugging in both the hdmi cec and optical into my telly using the optical as the audio source. Also, for those of you who don’t know, you can set the default audio source to optical when first switched on so that took away the other minor annoyance of selecting source every time you switch on which seems to be the case on some of the bars i tried. The remote works great controlling the volume on the soundbar,/tv from tv remote and powers down as expected when tv is turned off. It does sometimes fail to power on when audio source isnt detected after a while or when tv is switched on but rarely happens.

Not suitable for playing music through to be honest great for tb sports and movies though and super value. It does all it says it does and well i suspect at the bargain price i paid i expected too much it is not suitable for playing music through to be honest great for tb sports and movies though and super value.

Features of Sony HT-XT100 2.1 Channel TV Base Speaker with Built-In Subwoofer (80 W, Clear Audio Plus, S-Force Pro, Bluetooth and NFC) – Black

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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

At the time i bought this i’d spent ages weighing up the sound pads with the sound bars and eventually opted for the pad because of the built-in sub. Totally made the right choice. Movies are pure joy – you gotta love the deep bass rumble of an action sequence. Got some nice preset sound options for all the classic uses (movie, game, etc). Only negative has been rare occasions when the unit seems to ‘lock-up’ when putting it on standby (turning it off). Have to power cycle at the plug to reset. Probably a one-off defect, but is so unobtrusive that it’s not worth the hassle of having it sent off for repair.

I had a lip sync problem with this unit which was in repairable no what what settings i tried, i found out through sony themselves that if the unit had software version lower than v41u they would be problems with lip sync. My unit had version a37u software there hence the problem. After finally getting a replacement from amazon it had the new version of software loaded and is working perfectly.

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