UPDATE: No longer available direct from Amazon, cheapest now is £173.99.
This has now been lowered to the bargain price of £129.99 by Amazon - this morning it was £179.99!
Sony HT-AS5 5.1 Home Cinema System
Sony's HT-AS5 5.1 channel satellite speaker surround sound system offers an excellent way of upgrading your home theatre setup to 5.1 digital sound, and is ready for a 3D signal when you next upgrade your television.
The HT-AS5 satellite speaker system comes with three HDMI connectors, and offers easy one cable connectivity from numerous sources to your 1080p Full HD television, and also offers 3D video pass through, when attached to a compatible 3D source. 24p True Cinema and x.v. Colour will also pass through the system with no problem.
True high definition surround sound from your Blu-ray discs is offered by the multi-channel Linear PCM, and an audio return channel via HDMI allows the sound from your television to be played out through your surround speakers.
To make life easy for you, the HT-AS5 system offers one-push automatic sound set-up, allowing flexible speaker placement and optimum sound quality.
The HT-AS5 uses a Digital Cinema Sound system that was developed in conjunction with Sony Pictures Entertainment to bring the full power of cinema sound into your living room. It also offers a S-Master Digital Amplifier for faithful, crystal clear playback, as well as Dolby Digital, Prologic II and DTS Decoding.
You can add an optional extra that will allow the HT-AS5 to work with wireless rear speakers, while BRAVIA Sync allows you to have simple, one-touch control over all your BRAVIA-compatible devices.
The HTAS5 system offers a Night Mode, which reduces bass and enhances dialogue so you can watch later into the evening without upsetting the neighbours, while an RDS FM/AM radio tuner and Digital Media Port MP3 playback give you full access to your favourite music and broadcasts.
What’s in the box
Sony HTAS5 includes 5 Satellite Speakers