153w ago - As part of E3 2010, Sony has officially announced a Surround Sound System for the PlayStation 3 entertainment system which will be available in Japan on September 30, 2010.
The sound bar utilizes Sony's S-Force PRO Front Surround Sound to create rich, deep sounds without the expense of a full surround sound system.
Sony has revealed the device will cost $199, and the device includes two audio inputs: analogue and optical.
To quote: "Users will be able to enjoy immersive audio on the PlayStation 3 system, including upcoming games supporting PlayStation Move motion controllers, Blu-ray movies, as well as stereoscopic 3D content by simply placing the speaker in front of the television and connecting it to the PS3 system with the optical digital cable.
The Surround Sound System comes with two audio inputs â�' an optical audio input for connecting high-end entertainment systems including PS3, and an analog audio input for connecting portable devices like the PSPĀ® (PlayStation Portable) system to enjoy listening to music in the living room.
The form factor of the system features a sleek and casual design that matches perfectly with the PS3 system, and delivers dynamic sound without the physical space required by a traditional home theater system."
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First of all bub, i don't want any trouble. but if you paid $599 for your PS3 then that's your own fault. Secondly, not everyone has a surround sound system and would much rather prefer the convenience of one speaker.
I have a surround sound system myself, but I hate all these wires hanging off my walls and personally, if you're so interested in Move or motion controlling what-so ever, then why didn't you get a Wii instead?
No one forced you to buy a PS3, No one is forcing you to keep one. If you don't like it, you should sell it. You do know that owning a console should be more about gaming than gimmicks, so stop crying and start playing your games.
The Sony HT-CT100 soundbar is a much better value than this thing: http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Virtual-5-1-Sound-Bar/dp/B0015HS1HQ
It can be purchased for around the same price or less, has an actual subwoofer, and 3 HDMI inputs. I have one in my living room and I was surprised at the sound quality. It isn't going to replace my real surround setup in my home theater room, but it is much better than the crappy TV speakers in my Sammy LCD. The "virtual" surround works but only if you sit center to the speaker and about 5-6 feet away. Otherwise it just sounds like a pretty decent 2.1 system.
Sony has the worst audio equipment.. Why would anyone want this piece of crap... Spent $599 on a ps3, and they think we are not connected through an optical amp with real surround.. I hope the Move controller doesn't disappoint. Because everything else I bought including my PS3 is becoming disappointing.