Sony HT-SS360 Review
The Sony HT-SS360's biggest advantage is its price. For less than $250 you get a home theater receiver with three HDMI inputs, AM/FM radio, and five speakers and one subwoofer. Although some users aren't overly impressed with its ability to play music, the HT-SS360 handles movie audio quite well and is a good entry-level system.
Like the Onkyo HT-S3200, Sony's HT-SS360 doesn't include a DVD player or Blu-ray player, which helps keep the price of this cheap HTiB below $250 - definitely a bargain price for a Sony product. Users at Amazon.com feel the HT-SS360 is a pretty good value. It sounds nice and is easy to set up. Cnet liked the system for the most part, noting in particular that it handles audio from movies especially well. However, the HG-SS360 struggles a bit when playing music, with bass that sounds "murky."
Sony's HT-SS360 comes with five satellite speakers and a subwoofer, and has three HDMI inputs and three audio inputs. Like the Onkyo HTiB, the HT-SS360 supports the Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, and DTS audio formats and includes an AM/FM radio.
Although the HT-SS360's audio quality isn't quite on par with the Onkyo HTiB, it is considerably cheaper, and it plays back movie audio well enough. If you have a Blu-ray player and need a cheap HTiB primarily for movie audio, this is a good system to check out.