Overview: The Sony HT-CT260H Home Theater System is a
two-piece surround sound system which includes an amplified soundbar speaker and a
subwoofer module. This two-piece home theater system brings simplicity and
performance together by pairing an self-amplified soundbar speaker and a
wireless powered subwoofer to
create a surround sound experience in a compact and easy to install package. The
HT-CT260H Home Theater System features HDMI In/Out, Dolby Digital & DTS decoding, along
with S-Force Front Surround; plus built-in Bluetooth. The HT-CT260H includes an IR remote control
for wireless operation of the system.
Amplified Soundbar Speaker: The HT-CT260H's soundbar speaker
houses two full-range, cone-type oval (2.25" x 3.25") drivers in a bass reflex
enclosure, powered by a 85-watt x 2-channel S-Master digital amplifier. The
soundbar speaker acts as your home theater systems front and center speakers as
well as giving you the effect that you have rear speakers positioned behind you.
The soundbar speaker can be securely placed on a stand or shelf via its two
integrated feet, or
even wall mounted using its two rear-mounted keyhole slots (mounting screws sold
separately). The soundbar speaker's keyhole slots are spaced 23.125" apart
(the speaker's two feet need to be removed for wall-mounting).
Wireless Powered Subwoofer: The HT-CT260H wireless powered
subwoofer is equipped with a down-firing 5.125" cone-type woofer in a
bass-reflex enclosure (down-firing port), powered by a built-in 130-watt
S-Master digital amplifier. The wireless powered subwoofer gets its signal from
the system's soundbar wirelessly, via 5.8GHZ RF wireless transmission. The wireless powered sub can be placed virtually anywhere in your
room. There are no extra audio cables to run; you do have to plug
the powered sub into an AC outlet.
S-Force Pro Front Surround: S-Force Pro Front Surround
provides realistic surround
sound from this two-piece home theater system. Unlike other
"virtual surround" technologies, rear sound is generated from the soundbar
speaker using sophisticated digital sound processing and does not need to be
bounced off of side walls. No matter what the size or shape of the room or what
is on the wall, it is possible to hear sounds from behind you without needing to
place speakers behind you. You can select from one of the following sound
fields to optimize your surround sound experience.
- Standard: Suits various sources.
- Movie: Recreates powerful and realistic sound, along
with clear dialogue.
- Music: Suited for music programs or music videos on
- Game: Produces powerful and realistic sound, suited for
- Stereo: Suited for music CDs.
- Portable Audio: Suited for compressed audio music
programs from a portable source.
Note: You can set a different sound field for each input
Digital Surround Formats: The HT-CT260H supports the
following digital audio formats.
- Dolby Pro Logic II: Creates five full-bandwidth output
channels from 2 channel sources.
- Dolby Digital: All six channels in this format are
recorded separately for superior channel separation.
- DTS: Provides 5.1 discrete channels of high quality
- LPCM: Linear PCM 2-channel of 48kHz or less.
HDMI Input/Output: The Sony HT-CT260H features 1 HDMI
(ver.1.4) input and 1 HDMI (ver.1.4) output which support 1080/24p, x.v.Color, Deep
Color, and 3D video; as well as ARC & HDMI control, plus Standby
Pass-Through. The HDMI jacks transmit both
and high-definition video signals. The system's HDMI input/output supports 480i, 480p, 720p,
1080i, and 1080p.
- 1080/24p: The Sony HT-CT260H allows you to watch movies
at their native frame rate 24p format (24 frames per second) when paired
with a 24p playback device like a Blu-ray Disc Player.
- 3D Pass Through: The Sony HT-CT260H is compatible with
3D-ready Blu-ray disc movies, video games and other 3D content through its
HDMI (v.1.4) connections. 3D viewing requires 3D-ready source with 3D
content, 3D-ready HDTV, 3D glasses, and high-speed HDMI cable. Other 3D
accessories may also be required.
- Deep/x.v.Color: The Sony HT-CT260H also supports Deep
Color and x.v.Color content, which can display a larger color range than
standard-definition schemes. The result is a more lifelike, vibrant picture.
- ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature allows audio
to be sent from your compatible HDTV to the HT-CT260H system through the
same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to your HDTV.
This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to your television.
- Standby Pass-Through: You can conveniently access all
your HDMI connected devices without having to power on the HT-CT260H system.
Digital + Analog Audio Inputs: The Sony HT-CT260H Home
Theater System features both analog (minijack) audio and digital (optical) audio
inputs for connecting external audio sources such as your DVD player and CD
player. There is single minijack (3.5mm) analog audio input and one optical
(toslink) digital audio input.
Audio Adjustments: The HT-CT260H home theater system offers
various audio adjustments to customize your music or movie listening experience.
- Speaker/Sub Level: You can adjust the level (+/-6dB) of the soundbar speaker and the powered subwoofer. This setting will
be applied to all sound fields.
- Bass & Treble: You can adjust the system's bass and treble
independently from -6 to +6 dB.
- A/V Sync: You can delay the sound using this function
when the image is slower than the sound when you are playing a Dolby
Digital/DTS source connected by a digital audio input. A/V sync is fixed a
- Audio DRC: This feature narrows the dynamic range of a
Dolby Digital/DTS sound track for enjoying movies at low volume.
- Night Mode: You can enjoy sound effects and hear the
dialogue clearly even at a low volume levels using this function.
Built-in Bluetooth: The Sony HT-CT260H Home Theater System features
built-in Bluetooth (ver. 3.0) technology with A2DP/AVRCP. You can wirelessly stream and enjoy music from your smartphone, PC, tablet, music
player, or other Bluetooth-enabled devices through the Sony HT-CT260H. You can
pair multiple devices, but only one can be used at a time. Once paired, the
HT-CT260H will automatically re-connect with your device when in wireless range
(up to 33').
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology,
some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or
may not support all features when used with the Sony HT-CT260H.
Programmable Remote w/ HDMI Control & IR Pass-Through: The
HT-CT260H comes supplied with a full-function IR remote control for wireless
operation of the system. The IR remote is programmable and offers HDMI control.
- Programmable: In addition, the remote can be used to
operate basic functions (Power On/Off, Volume Up/Down, Input) on select
Sony, Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Vizio, Sharp, Toshiba, and Funai TVs.
- HDMI Control: HDMI Control allows you to easily manage
and operate an HDMI Control compatible television and other audio/video
components with a single remote, when all components are connected via HDMI.
By connecting HDMI-CEC components operation is simplified in the following
- One-Touch-Play: When you playback a component such
as a DVD/Blu-ray Disc Player, the receiver and the TV are turned on
automatically and switch to the appropriate HDMI input.
- System Audio Control: While watching TV, you can
select to output the sound from the TV speaker or the speakers connected
to the receiver.
- System Power Off: When you turn off the TV, the
receiver and connected components are also turned off simultaneously.
Auto Standby: You can reduce the system's power consumption.
The system enters standby mode automatically when you do no operate the system
for approximately 30 minutes and the system is not outputting sound for
approximately 30 minutes.