Discussion in 'Home Cinema Buying & Building' started by Paulmnj, May 2, 2007.
Sony HTSS1100 or HTSF1100 - discuss?
Isn't the only difference the speakers, wall-mount vs stand? I will be going for wall-mount as they are more discreet.
Not sure, big price difference if that's all it is - I read somewhere that the floor standing speakers have two cones? not sure if that makes them any better or whether there is anything else to jusftify the price difference. I'm sure somebody will know, although I don't think the full spec for the HTSF1100 is available yet. I've also noticed that the HTSF1100 has been described as either 700W or 1000W?? - time will tell I guess. Anyone know the release date of this system??
Amazon have both of these models available to pre-order. Until recently the availability was down as 3 to 4 weeks, now it says 1 to 2 weeks so I ordered an SS1100 today. I've seen one site saying May 21st and another June 1st so who knows. The specs are now available on sony.co.uk but I can't see any difference from the old 1000 models, other than the colour.
The 1100 series now have a "Digital Media Port - for connectivity with your digital music devices"
I've also read about Blue Tooth and I think WI FI connectivity via a forthcoming accessory. (don't hold me to the WI-FI bit) but I can't find reference to that now so maybe someone was dreaming.
and ....(I'm pretty sure the 1000 series didn't have this.)
"Portable Audio Enhancer"
"Portable Audio Enhancer Music converted to MP3 loses quality. Portable Audio Enhancer compensates for this by boosting the audio frequencies to bring the sound back closer to the original source levels, ensuring better quality with Network WALKMAN devices and any other portable audio player."
I've just changed my order for the 1100. At first I was put off by black but I'm going Sky HD soon and that box is black too. All I need to now is find a decent upscaling black DVD HD recorder.
Just looked at/compared the HTSS1100 and HTSF1100 on the sony website, they appear to be exactly the same except for the floor standing speakers. So my question remains - is it worth paying the extra (over £100 if you buy thru' amazon) if all you get extra is floor standing speakers?
(shame they didn't also make the stands all black!)
Somebody please confirm it now accepts sound as well as video over HDMI. This is the only updated feature i am interested in and if it does do then i will be ordering asap.
Need to connect it to PS3 for PCM via HDMI.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE someone!!!!
I'm fairly sure audio still isn't transferred via HDMI. The tech specs on the sony site state "LPCM (2CH/5.1CH/7.1CH) thru HDMI
NO/NO/NO". I think this means no, although i'm too dim to say for sure.
I was hoping that this might have been one feature which Sony upgraded. Oh well...looks like i'll have to just sit tight n hope something comes out soon.
Would this system be suitable for connecting the following?
Panasonic DVD DMR-E75
Panasonic 42 PX60
PACE Sky+ box
I bought a Yamaha AV59 a few months ago, but it was too big to fit in my cabinet (so I ended up using the Yamaha in another room with a projector) and Im looking for a slimmer model.
This looks the right size, but Im a bit thick when it comes to connections (well very thick actually) so any guidance would be very much appreciated.
Can anyone confirm, in the Sony Style website, it says in the I/O section, that, It says Digital in/out is 0 and that Audio in/out is 3/0.
Does this means that it doues not take digital in/coaxial? In the HTSF1000, there is 3 digital input. This can't be right, can it?
Can you get full PCM 5.1 thru co-ax/optical on this system?
Are the manuals for these models on the net anywhere?
Why does the spec say "Digital In/Out 0" and then "Opt. : including Front A/V 2/0" "Coax. 1/0"
*confused* Why do Sony always write their spec sheets like a load of old tosh..... Surely it accepts digital input?
I need to look at the manual me thinks...
I would ignore the Digital In/Out label and just read the 2 x Coax & 1 x Opt inputs, no outputs.
If it is basically the same as the SF/SS1000, then I would expect it to have 2 x Opt and 1 x Coax in.
Has anyone got a hold of one of these yet? I've currently got an old crappy Sony 5.1 system that had no digital inputs (I was a total n00b when I bought it so I had no idea about how stupid that is). Anyways, I was just wondering if anyone is completely certain that this doesn't accept audio over HDMI, because that would be very useful (I've got a PS3 and 360, while there is only one optical input according to an earlier post).
... I'm thinking I might wait until someone else has one before I place my order, I'm alittle bit of a pessimist when it comes to this sort of stuff now. I don't want to be surprised by it having no digital inputs or something, that would be just my luck.
EDIT: Didn't notice the last post saying it might have 2 optical and 1 coax, if that is true then I will almost definately get one of these.
This is from the Sony web site. In the i/o section, it looks like when they show x/y, x means inputs and y means outputs, like 8th line down 'audio in/out. If this is correct it shows 'opt 2/0 and coax 1/0'. Which would be the same as the SF/SS1000's.
This seems like a good system to me, i don't need much power, and i think it looks nice. I used to have a crappy sanyo all in one. The worst piece of kit i ever bought, i thought i was getting a bargin when i saw that it didn't have a box, or instructions so was half price ! Turns out i couldn't get it to output sound into the telly so i could only use it in surround sound. In the end i realised i had the wrong remote, so couldn't change half the settings. What a noob.
So as soon as some one gets one please review it ! I don't know what the auto calibration would be like so that'll be interesting.
Tech Spec on Sony Site now updated and heres the bit I refered to above.
IX (Wi-Fi) Optional
Blue Tooth Optional
Clearly an upgrade to the functionality of the previous 1000 model range.
Can't wait till release date at this month end!
A noob question....
If i connect my PS3 to this (using it as a HDMI switcher along with DVD recorder) will i still get 1080p from PS3? Just a little confused as the max output thru the system is stated as 1080i.
I've just placed on order with www.cheapelectricals.co.uk for £290 (inc del). Doubt I'd get a better price (the High St price is £349.99). They've advised me stock is due in week commencing 28/05.
It does have 2x optical + 1x co-ax digital inputs. The hdmi connections will be unused in my case, since it won't do 1080p from the ps3 (only 1080i), so I'll have to connect the ps3 directly to the tv for best poss pic.
I've placed an order at play.com at £309.99 with 2% Quidco cashback and an additional £10voucher. The expected release date is 21 May.
I eventually decided to go for the HTSS1100 - £197 from amazon including free delivery, bought some nice black floor stands off ebay for a fiver - now just got to wait for delivery . . . . . . . . . . .
that what i think , that why id plug PS3 str8 to tv .
My logitech z-680 speaker sub broke today.
The front right speaker hums, ive changed the speaker, and the cable, so much be the sub.
So, now im going to need some new speakers.
Can i wall mount the HTS1100's? Will they come with any clips for doing this?
Or should i get the newer logitech speakers, the z-5500's?
I need at least 1 optical - for my PC, and 1 3.5mm to play my ipod.
The HTSS1100's speakers have 'keyhole' slots at the rear, so you can hang them on the wall. They also have the facility to be used with Sony's own speaker brackets (WS-WV10D) for better positioning.
I saw the HTSS1100 in the Poole Sony Centre (rip off at £249 mind) last week so they coming.....
Does anyone know how long the speaker cables are on these things? Is there a sort of average and how easy is it to get them extended if needs be?
Thanks in advance.
Don't know how long the cables are, but they're straight forward to extend.
The supplied cables come with terminals which can be removed easily and then attached to new cables if required.
Just released today:
SONY HT-SS1100/HT-SF1100 User Manual here
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